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Barges sur la Seine à Méricourt


Maximilien Luce

1858 – Paris – 1941

Oil on cardboard laid down on canvas, 16.54 x 21.26 in. (42 x 54 cm). Signed lower left.

Housed in a period style quality frame, size 25.20 x 30.31 in. (64 x 77 cm).

Catalogue raisonné Jean Bouin-Luce & Denise Bazetoux No. 2433
Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Vol. II, Paris, 1986, #2433, ill. p 562

- Christie's, London, May 2, 1969, Lot 44
- Kunsthandel M. L. de Boer, Amsterdam
- Sotheby's, New York, November 12, 1987, Lot 347
- Private collection, Japan

Price: € 26,000 / $ 30,000 free global shipping to most destinations

This painting was executed by Luce in a smooth brush stroke. The loosely-scale small-format image is especially appealing and stylistically closely related to the early period of his work.

Luce found his own language and his own unmistakable style which incorporates the lightness of Impressionism but builds on it with a newly found freedom that expresses his own unique vision.

Maximilien Luce is one of the most famous painters of post-Impressionism in France.

Together with Lucien Pissarro, the son of the painter Camille Pissarro, he founded the group of artists known as Groupe de Lagny, of which Henri Lebasque was also a part.

Luce was a close friend of painters like Georges Seurat, Theo Van Rysselberghe and Louis Valtat.

Together with Seurat and Signac, the founders of the Neo-Impressionist school, Maximilian Luce developed a movement based on the scientific study of light and the analysis of the prismatic effect of colors.

Important exhibitions:
28 July - 31 October 2010, Maximilien Luce, néo-impressionniste. Rétrospective. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny.

Denise Bazetoux and Jean Bouin-Luce, Maximilien Luce, catalog raisonné de l'œuvre peint, Paris, Editions JBL, 1986-2005.
Cazeau, Philippe, Maximilien Luce, Lausanne, Bibliothèque des arts, 1982.
Fénéon, Fanny, Correspondance de Fanny & Félix Fénéon avec Maximilien Luce, illustrée par Luce de portraits originaux, Tusson, Charetnte, Du Lérot, 2001.
Maximilien Luce, Peintre la condition humaine, Paris, Somogy éditions d'art, 2000.

Artist dictionaries:
Bénézit; Saur; Thieme-Becker-Vollmer, Schurr-Cabanne.

Artworks in Museum collections:
Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Courboud Foundation, Cologne; in the US: Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Harvard University Museum; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

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Housed in a modern period style frame

Maximilien Luce Signature


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