The artist bought the estate from his friend M. Lukianov in 1926 and was extremely fond of it.
Our place is 2½ hours from Paris, by the road that goes through Versailles. It is only 50 km from Chartres, where there is a wonderful cathedral, and 29 km from Dreux, where the graves of the Dukes of Orleans and King Louis Philippe are.
Letter dated 5 June 1925, p. 277
I want to draw this simple but delightful view.
Letter dated 2 August 1933, p. 404
The present oil is a study for 'A summer's evening in the countryside', lot 258.