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Paul Ranson (1864-1909)

Pommier aux fruits rouges

Paul Ranson (1864-1909)
Pommier aux fruits rouges
signed with the monogram 'PR' (lower right)
oil on canvas
33 1/2 x 46 3/4in. (85.1 x 118.7cm.)
Painted circa 1902
Dr. P. Blondin, Paris
Mme S. Blondin, the artist's niece, Paris
Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Eugène Carrière et le Symbolisme, December 1949-January 1950, no. 252.

Lot Essay

Paul Ranson was the creative leader of the Nabis. They would meet every Saturday night at his atelier which they dubbed "The Temple". Because of his use of sinuous lines in his paintings he was sometimes referred to as the Nabis-Japonard. He opened his own academy in 1908 but unfortunately died one year later. Dr. Blondin commissioned this painting for his dining room.

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