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Maximilien Luce (1858 - 1941) - Quais et Cathedrale D'Auxerre - in the catalogue raissonnee - great provenance

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Maximilien Luce (1858 - 1941) - Quais et Cathedrale D'Auxerre - in the catalogue raissonnee - great provenance

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Oil on canvas, circa 1910 - signed lower right

Technique: Oil on canvas
Year: 19th / 20th century
Edition: Original
Condition: In good condition
Title of artwork: "Quais et Cathedrale D'Auxerre"
Signature: Signed

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"Quais et Cathedrale D'Auxerre" by Maximlien Luce.

This work is catalogued and illustrated by J. Bouin-Luce and D. Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Paris, 1986, p. 352, no. 1425.

The painting is in very good condition with no repairs or retouching. It has recently been professionally cleaned and is ready to hang on the wall and to be enjoyed. Comes with a heavy, ornate frame.

38.5 x 46.5 cm, plus frame (57cm x 66cm)

Maximilien Luce was a prolific French Neo-impressionist artist, known for his paintings, illustrations, engravings, and graphic art, and also for his anarchist activism. Starting as an engraver, he then concentrated on painting, first as an Impressionist, then as a Pointillist, and finally returning to Impressionism.

Auxerre was a popular subject for the impressionists and the cathedral and abbey were painted from all aspects, most famously by Alfred Sisley, along with Gustav Loiseau who painted many views. This exact spot on the Quais was also used to great effect by Paul Signac and Georges Seurat (both in 1907). As was often the case, Luce forsake the reflections of the L'Yonne and brought the canal, working boat and ordinary folk into the foreground.

The colours in this painting are vibrant and the brushwork sharp. Colours are echoed throughout the painting giving a cohesive presentation. For example, lilacs in the clouds are present throughout the painting, in the roofs, the bridge and the foreground. There is a lively feel to the colours. The shining sun hitting the trees and cathedral, is brought into the foreground with the yellow on the Quais, with the artist sat in the shade.

Galerie Vildrac, Paris (around 1929?), old label on the back of the painting
Edgardo Acosta Gallery, Beverly Hills.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1980, lot 536.
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York.
Bonhams New York 11 May 2016.

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