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    Sale 11794

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 315

    Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

    Le goûter sous les châtaigniers

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    Maurice Denis (1870-1943)
    Le goûter sous les châtaigniers
    signed and dated 'MAVRICE DENIS 14' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    31 5/8 x 48 1/2 in. (80.3 x 123.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1914


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    Claire Denis and Fabienne Stahl will include this work in their forthcoming Denis catalogue raisonné under the number 914.0022.

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    Provenance

    Galerie Druet, Paris (no. 8685), by 1 July 1916.
    Returned to the artist, 22 April 1918.
    Mr Matsukata, by 1921, by whom acquired directly from the artist.
    Confiscated by the French government in 1944; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21 November 1947.
    Private collection, by 1985.
    Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 March 1986, lot 45.
    Richard Green Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above in the late 1980s, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Druet, Oeuvres récentes de Maurice Denis, 1916.
    Paris, Pavillon de Marsan, Exposition Maurice Denis, 1888-1924, April - May 1924, no. 228 (titled 'Le goûter').
    Perros-Guirec, Maison des Traouieros, Maurice Denis à Perros-Guirec, July - August 1985, no. P80 bis, p. 57.