• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 334

    Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

    Les deux colombes

    Price Realised  

    Maurice Denis (1870-1943)
    Les deux colombes
    signed with monogram and dated '94' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 10¼ in. (61 x 26 cm.)
    Painted in 1894


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    Claire Denis will include this painting in her forthcoming Denis catalogue raisonné.

    Provenance

    Georges Moreau (1894).
    Claude Moreau (by descent from the above, by 1989).
    Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1990, lot 33.
    Galerie Berès, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
    Private collection (acquired from the above).
    Private collection, Los Angeles (by descent from the above); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 2000, lot 81.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Claire Denis will include this painting in her forthcoming Denis catalogue raisonné.

    Please note the additional provenance and exhibition history:

    Georges Moreau (1894).
    Claude Moreau (by descent from the above, by 1989).
    Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 June 1990, lot 33.
    Galerie Berès, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
    Private collection (acquired from the above).
    Private collection, Los Angeles (by descent from the above); sale,
    Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 2000, lot 81.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Paris, Le Barc de Bouteville, 1894, no. 51.
    Paris, Galerie Berès, Maurice Denis, 1992, no. 30 (illustrated in color).
    London, Browse & Darby, French Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1993, no. 16.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    Exhibited

    Paris, Le Barc de Bouteville, 1894, no. 51.
    Paris, Galerie Berès, Maurice Denis, 1992, no. 30 (illustrated in color).
    London, Browse & Darby, French Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1993, no. 16.