4 November 2004
Henry Moret (1856-1913)
Saint-Guénole, Penmarch (Finistère)
signed and dated 'Henry Moret 1905' (lower right); titled 'St. Guénole, Penmarch (Finistère)' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
19 5/8 x 25½ in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm.)
Painted in 1908
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist, March 1908).
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (acquired from the above, October 1908).
Dr. Albert C. Barnes, Marion, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above, March 1914).
Acquired by the present owner, 1987.
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Jean-Yves Rolland has confirmed the authenticity of this painting. Please note this work was also exhibited as follows:
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings by Henry Moret, January 1914, no. 15.
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