7 February 2001
Jean Bazaine (b. 1904)
La gare maritime
signed and dated 'Bazaine 48' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Bazaine 1948 La gare maritime' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
36¼ x 28¾in. (92 x 73cm.)
Painted in 1948
Galerie Maeght, Paris.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York.
Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London.
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Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, 1952.
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Bazaine Retrospective, April 1959.
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Please note that the artist did not die in 1995 as stated in the catalogue but is still living.
Please note that the present work will be included under no. H. 1948-6 in the forthcoming Jean Bazaine catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Jean-Pierre Greff. Please refer to the department for further provenance and exhibition details on this work. Please also note that the work has not been shown in the Eindhoven retrospective exhibition as stated in the catalogue.
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