6 November 2014
Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)
Le père Bail dans son jardin à Bois-le-Roi
stamped with signature 'Luce' (lower left)
oil on board laid down on panel
11 ½ x 13 ¾ in. (29.3 x 33.7 cm.)
Painted in 1881
Estate of the artist.
Frédéric Luce, Paris (by descent from the above).
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19 December 2005, lot 83.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
David Kleiweg de Zwaan
+1 212 636 2093
D. Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 2005, vol. III, p. 58, no. 19 (illustrated).
The elder brother of Ettore Bugatti, the auto pioneer, spent his days at Antwerp Zoo sculpting its inhabitants. Ten of his works are offered in December
Enjoy a 360-degree view of our upcoming 20th Century auction series, led by 20th Century: Hong Kong to New York
Seven great mentor and mentee pairings in the story of art, from Dürer and Baldung to Man Ray and Lee Miller. Illustrated with works offered at Christie’s
From a Degas that went for £180 in 1892 to a Monet that fetched £40 million in 2008 — masterpieces by some of painting’s greatest innovators
Auction records set for Sanyu, Dana Schutz, Georges Mathieu and other great artists as Christie’s continues to reimagine the auction concept
Karuizawa and Midleton Very Rare whiskies and Romano Levi grappa are among the collector’s items offered at Christie’s in December 2020