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Maurice Denis (1870-1943)

Les deux colombes

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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
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.
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.
Sale room 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.

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

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