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Paul Sérusier (1863-1927)
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Paul Sérusier (1863-1927)

Dévotion à Saint Herbot or Le pardon

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Paul Sérusier (1863-1927)
Dévotion à Saint Herbot or Le pardon
signed and dated 'P.Sérusier 93' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28¾ x 36 3/8 in. (73 x 92.5 cm.)
Painted in 1893
Provenance
Galerie Druet, Paris (no. 4729).
Anonymous sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 5 December 1968, lot 73.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
M. Guicheteau, Paul Sérusier, Paris, 1976, no. 85 (illustrated p. 215).
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Lot Essay

The present work was very likely painted in the summer of 1893 when the artist spent several months in Huelgoat, Brittany. The likely setting of Dévotion à Saint Herbot is the fifteenth century church dedicated to this saint, at the nearby village of Berrien. Saint Herbot, a sixth century Breton saint, was the patron saint of horned animals, and very popular among rural inhabitants in the area.

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