5 May 2005
Henri Lebasque (1865-1937)
Sainte-Maxime, Madame Lebasque et sa fille sur la terrasse
signed and dedicated 'Avec mes hommages à Madame Manant H Lebasque' (lower left)
oil on canvas
22 1/8 x 15¾ in. (56.2 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1924
Mme Manant (acquired from the artist).
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Denise Bazetoux has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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