London, South Kensington
10 December 2008
Henri Martin (1860-1943)
Garçonnet agenouillé sur la margelle du bassin du Luxembourg, à Paris
indistinctly signed 'Henri Martin' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 25 5/8 in. (54.4 x 65.2 cm.)
Painted between 1932 and 1935
Jacques Martin-Ferrières, the artist's son Wally Findlay Galleries, New York (no. 21541), by whom acquired from the above in the 1960s Acquired from the above in May 1967 Thence by descent to the present owner
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Sold with a photo-certificate from Mr. Cyrille Martin dated le 21 janvier 12008[sic].
The present work is a preparatory sketch for the decoration of the main staircase in the townhall of the 5th arrondissement on Place du Panthéon in Paris.
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