27 October 2004
Jules-Adolphe-Aimé-Louis Breton (French, 1827-1906)
Jeune pêcheuse bretonne; Douarnenez
signed and dated 'Jules Breton 1878' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
22¼ x 14½ in.(56.5 x 36.8 cm.)
Painted in 1878
Henry Reinhardt, New York (acquired by descent), 1918.
Paul Watkins, Winona, Kansas (aqcuired from the above).
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This work has been authenticated by Annette Bourrut-Lacouture and will be included in her forthcoming catalogue raisonné, Jules Breton, Painter of Peasant Life.
Please note that the provenance should read Paul Watkins, Winona, Minnesota and not Winona, Kansas as stated in the catalogue entry.
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