30 October 2002
Jules-Adolphe-Aimé-Louis Breton (French, 1827-1906)
A la fontaine; Douarnenez
signed 'Jules Breton' (lower left)
oil on canvas
15 x 11¾ in. (38.1 x 29.8 cm.)
The Artist's studio sale; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 2-3 June 1911, lot 70.
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A. Bourrut Lacouture, Jules Breton: Painter of Peasant Life, New Haven, 2002, p. 146 and for Une source au bord de la mer, p. 144, no. 51, fig. 112.
Annette Bourrut Lacouture has identified the present work as a very good oil sketch for Breton's larger, more finished composition Une source au bord de la mer, exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1867 (Private Collection, France).
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