23 April 2002
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)
Ruines du chateau d'Hirisson
signed and dated 'H. Harpignies 1877' (lower left)
oil on canvas
25 x 14 in. (63.4 x 35.5 cm.)
Painted in 1877
Boussoud, Valadon et Cie. Paris.
Anon. Sale, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 21 June 1900, lot 31.
Goupil Gallery, London.
John Bailli, London; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 22 May 1913, lot 14.
Anon. Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 November 1973.
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Studio, 1913, no. 48.
Robert and Anne Hellebranth will include this work in their forthcoming Harpignies catalogue raisonné.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately