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    Sale 2035

    19th Century European Art and Orientalist Art

    22 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 162

    Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)

    Repos pendant la fenaison

    Price Realised  

    Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
    Repos pendant la fenaison
    signed 'L. Lhermitte' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    15¼ x 18¼ in. (38.5 x 46 cm.)


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    The two figures in the foreground are duplicated in the detail of a painting titled La Fenaison, which was exhibited at the Salon in 1887, no. 1519, (location unknown).

    Provenance

    Possibly with Allard & Noel, Paris.
    Possibly with Knoedler Gallery, New York.
    Anonymous sale; Drouot, Paris, 28 February 1980.
    Purchased from the above by Mr. Pacitti.


    Literature

    Monique Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 1991, p. 149, no. 234 (illustrated).