5 November 2003
Property from a Private Long Island Collection
Henry Moret (1856-1913)
Les falaises près de la mer
signed and dated 'Henry Moret. 96-' (lower left)
oil on canvas
18 3/8 x 21¾ in. (46.7 x 55.2 cm.)
Painted in 1896
Galerie Félix Vercel, New York.
Galerie Maison Bernard, Caracas.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 12 February 1987, lot 13.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1992, lot 231.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming Moret atalogue raisonné.
Please note this painting will be included in the forthcoming Moret atalogue raisonné.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately