24 June 2009
Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)
Le Boqueteau à Kermouster
stamped with the signature 'Luce' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
13 x 21 5/8 in. (33.2 x 55 cm.)
Painted in 1914
Anonymous sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 26 November 1970, lot 64.
Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, circa 1965.
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J. Bouin-Luce & D. Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Paris, 1986, no. 1576 (illustrated p. 388).
Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Bühler, Französische Postimpressionisten, April 1978 (illustrated).
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