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Léon-Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
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Léon-Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)

Les dégustateurs d'eau-de-vie-de marc ou L'Alambic

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Léon-Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
Les dégustateurs d'eau-de-vie-de marc ou L'Alambic
signed 'Lhermitte' (lower left)
charcoal on paper
12 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (31 x 46 cm.)
Executed circa 1872.
Provenance
(Possibly) Deschamps.
Galerie Durand-Ruel, 13 March 1895.
Kojiro Matsukata, Tokyo.
Private collection, Japan.
Literature
M. Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925) Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 1991, p. 439, no. 659 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Tokyo, Metropolitan Art Museum, The 3rd Matsukata Collection, 17 May - 4 June 1930, cat. no. 49.
Kobe, City Museum, The Old Matsukata Collection, 14 September - 26 November 1989, cat. no. 951.
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Please note that this work is signed 'Lhermitte' (lower left)

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Lot Essay

Les dégustateurs d'eau-de-vie was a popular subject for the artist. Between 1869 and 1873, Lhermitte executed three drawings and two paintings of scenes outside breweries. This particular drawing served as a study for the etching l'Alambic (see no. 22 in Eaux-Fortes de Léon Lhermitte by F. Henriet, Paris, 1905).

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