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    Sale 2035

    19th Century European Art and Orientalist Art

    22 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935)

    La jeune fille avec la buffle

    Price Realised  


    Ludwig Deutsch (Austrian, 1855-1935)
    La jeune fille avec la buffle
    signed and dated 'L Deutsch 1913' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 39¼ in. (81.3 x 99.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1913.

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    Starting around 1910 Deutsch painted scenes of everyday Egyptian life by the Nile in a free style and began to experiment with Post-Impressionism. 'In these pictures women sell watermelons, draw water from the Nile or keep watch over their goats' (L. Thornton, Orientalism- Delacroix to Klee, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1997, p. 240). In the present work, Deutsch utilizes a technique of broad, thick brushstrokes and vibrant bold colors creating a beautifully composed setting, while still retaining the anatomical rationality for which he is renowned.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Probably exhibited; Paris, Salon de la Société des Artistes français, 1913, no. 591.