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    Sale 2164

    Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale

    6 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)

    Heureux quator

    Price Realised  

    Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
    Heureux quator
    signed 'H. Rousseau' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    37 3/8 x 22 7/8 in. (95 x 58.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1902


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    Provenance

    E.R. Weiss.
    Galerie Flechtheim, Dusseldorf (acquired, 15 January 1914).
    Edith von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Berlin (by 1922 and until at least 1926).
    (probably) Paul Medelssohn-Bartholdy, Berlin.
    Countess Else Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Kesselstett (née Lavergne-Paguilhen), Berlin and Switzerland (circa 1938).
    Buchholz Gallery, New York.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, New York (acquired from the above, 12 December 1949).
    Acquired by the present owner, 2004.


    Literature

    Le Petit Parisien, 29 March 1902.
    F. Hauser, L'echo de Paris, 30 March 1902.
    Fagus, La revue blanche, 15 April 1902.
    H. Huot, L'Encyclopédie contemporaine illustrée, 20 April 1902. Dodici opere di Rousseau, Florence, 1914 (illustrated).
    R.-A. Fleury, L'effort, June-July 1902.
    G. Apollinaire, Les soirées de Paris, 15 January 1914, p. 54 (illustrated).
    W. Uhde, Henri Rousseau, Düsseldorf, 1914 (illustrated, pl. 11).
    R. Grey, Action, May 1921, no. 7 (illustrated).
    R. Grey, Henri Rousseau, Rome, 1922 (illustrated, pl. 18).
    H. Kolle, Henri Rousseau, Leipzig, 1922 (illustrated, pl. 10).
    A. Basler, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927 (illustrated, pl. XLIX).
    C. Zervos, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927 (illustrated, pl. 39).
    Cahiers d'art, Paris, 1932, no. 6-7, p. 299 (illustrated).
    D. Cooper, unpublished Catalogue Raisonné on Rousseau, 1938, no. 140. R. Grey, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1946 (illustrated, pl. 27.
    A. Legard, Le nu dans la peinture Française, Paris, 1947 (illustrated, pl. 55).
    L. Duca, Henri Rousseau dit le Douanier, Paris, 1951, p. 5 (illustrated).
    J. Bouret, Henri Rousseau, Neuchâtel, 1961, p. 250, no. 19 (illustrated in color, p. 97).
    D. Vallier, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1961 (illustrated, pl. 76).
    D. Vallier, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1970, p. 101, no. 129 (illustrated in color, pl. XXI).
    D. Vallier, La revue de l'art, 1970, no. 7, p. 92.
    D. Vallier, Henri Rousseau, the Douanier, New York, 1979, pp. 31-32 (illustrated in color, p. 33).
    Y. le Pichon, The World of Henri Rousseau, New York, 1982, p. 36 (illustrated).
    H. Certigny, Le douanier Rousseau en son temps: biographie et catalogue raisonné, Tokyo, 1984, vol. II, pp. 364-167, no. 178, (illustrated, p. 365).


    Exhibited

    Paris, 18e Salon de la Société des Artisties Indépendants, 1902, no. 1538.
    Berlin, XXIV Berliner Secession, 1912, no. 227.
    Dusseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, XIX Jahrhundert, 1913.
    Berline, Galerie Flechtheim, Henri Rousseau, 1926, no. 7.
    Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Le nu dans la peinture d'aujourd'hui, 1932.
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Henri Rousseau, November-December 1951, no. 9.
    London, The Tate Gallery, The John Hay Whitney Collection, December 1960-January 1961, no. 60.
    Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Henri Rousseau dit 'le Douanier', 1961, no. 35.
    Washington, D.C., The John Hay Whitney Collection, May-September 1983, no. 27.
    Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Henri Rousseau, September 1984-June 1985, p. 148, no. 22 (illustrated in color).
    Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection and The National Gallery of Art, The Pastoral Landscape: The Legacy of Venice and the Modern Vision, November 1988-January 1989, no. 117.