9 November 2000
Maxime Maufra (1861-1918)
Eglise de Saint Nicolas des Champs, rue Saint Martin
signed and dated 'Maufra 1908.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
255/8 x 317/8 in. (65.1 x 81 cm.)
Painted in Paris, 1908
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist, March 1908).
Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York.
Mrs. H.L. Quick, New York (acquired from the above, December 1908).
Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, May 1917).
Private collection (acquired from the above, 1944).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 9 May 1991, lot 204.
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A. Alexandre, Maxime Maufra, Peintre marin et rustique, Paris, 1926, p. 121 (illustrated).
Caroline Durand-Ruel Godfroy will include this painting in her forthcoming Maufra catalogue raisonné.
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