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    Sale 5403

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    24 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    Théodore Gérard (Belgian, 1829-1895)

    A summer's day

    Price Realised  

    Théodore Gérard (Belgian, 1829-1895)
    A summer's day
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Theodore Gérard/1872 Bruxelles' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    23 1/8 x 35½ in. (57.8 x 89.5 cm.)

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    Théodore Gérard is known for his engravings and genre scenes. When settling in Brussels in 1863, he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was a successful artist, winning medals at exhibitions in Philadelphia (1870), London (1871), Vienna (1873) and Brussels (1875).
    The present lot is typical of Gérard's work in its depiction of contemporary figures at leisure in a near-idyllic landscape. Public collections that include similar pictures are the Brussels Museum, the Ghent Museum, the Courtrai Museum and the Antwerp Museum.

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