13 November 2015
Georges d'Espagnat (1870-1950)
Scène de plage
the first: signed with initials 'GdE' (lower left)
the second: signed with initials 'GdE' (lower right)
oil on canvas
each: 55 ½ x 18 7/8 in. (141.3 x 48 cm.)
(2)Painted in 1898
Dr. Georges Viau, Paris (acquired from the artist, circa 1898).
Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 10 December 1969, lots 46 and 47.
Acquired by the present owners, circa 1985.
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These works are included in Jean-Dominique Jacquemond's archives.
Dr. Viau, a prominent dentist in Paris, was a close friend to many of the Impressionist painters and the present canvases depict his children playing on the beach.
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