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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)

View of Grandvilliers, Normandy

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Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939)
View of Grandvilliers, Normandy
oil on canvas
18 x 15 in. (45.8 x 38 cm.)
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Lot Essay

The artist bought the estate from his friend M. Lukianov in 1926 and was extremely fond of it.
Our place is 2½ hours from Paris, by the road that goes through Versailles. It is only 50 km from Chartres, where there is a wonderful cathedral, and 29 km from Dreux, where the graves of the Dukes of Orleans and King Louis Philippe are.
Letter dated 5 June 1925, p. 277

I want to draw this simple but delightful view.
Letter dated 2 August 1933, p. 404

The present oil is a study for 'A summer's evening in the countryside', lot 258.

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