13 May 1999
Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927)
signed 'Guillaumin' (lower right)
oil on canvas
25 x 32 in. (65.4 x 81.3 cm.)
Painted in 1900
Jos. Hessel, Paris.
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Dominique Fabiani and Philippe Cazeau have confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Additional provenance for this lot is as follows:
Serret Fauveau, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1972.
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