30 April 2019
Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1807-1876)
Bûcheronne dans une éclaircie
signed 'N. Diaz' (lower left)
oil on panel
21 ¾ x 29 in. (55.2 x 73.7 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 October 1989, lot 23, as A Faggot Gatherer in a Clearing.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 23 May 1997, lot 1.
S. L. Wieder, MD and Steven Rosenberg, Bernard W. Schlesinger Foundation, New York.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 2 February 2013, lot 764.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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P. and R. Miquel, Narcisse Diaz de la Peña: Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint, Paris, 2006, vol. II, p. 224, no. 1441, illustrated; see also p. 222, no. 1431, illustrated in reverse.
We are grateful to Rolande Miquel and Tazi Klaa for their assistance in cataloguing this work. Because of previous cataloguing errors the work was inadvertently included twice in the Diaz de la Peña catalogue raisonné. In their forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné, the provenance will be consolidated and corrected and the work will be catalogued only under number 1441.
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