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c. 1910
Tréport Harbor view
c. 1910

Maximlien Luce

1858 - Paris - 1941

Oil on wood panel, signed lower left, size 6.30 x 7.48 in. (16 x 19 cm). On verso stamp of the gallery "Jacques Rodrigues-Henriques, 20 rue Bonaparte, Paris (VIe)", as well as titled in pencil. Housed in a quality period style frame, size 11.4 x 13 in. (29 x 33 cm).

Accompanied by a Certificate of authenticity signed by Denise Bazetoux, Maisons-Laffitte, 18 July 2016.
The work is included in volume 4 of the Catalog raisonné de l'oeuvre de Maximilien Luce, which is currently under preparation.

Provenance:
- Gallery Jacques Rodrigues-Henriques, Paris.
- Gallery La Cité d'Art, Geneva.
- Swiss private collection, acquired in the above-mentioned gallery in 2012

Price: € 12,000 / $ 12,500

 

In this bright view of the port of Tréport, a popular seaside and holiday place for Parisians in Normandy at the mouth of the River Bresle, Luce gives us the peace and ease of a holiday atmosphere.

 

Luce has found his own language, his own unmistakable style, which incorporates the lightness of Impressionism and 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 Groupe de Lagny, which Henri Lebasque soon included.

Luce is 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 develops a movement based on the scientific study of light and the analysis of the prismatic effect of colors.

For a few years Maximilian Luce worked strictly on the ideas of pointillism, later he changed his technique in favor of a more relaxed painting style.

Landscapes, urban scenes and representations, the picture contents of Maximilian Luce determine.

Artworks by Luce are found in most of the world's major museums, among others in:
Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée de l'Annoncade, Saint-Tropez; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Stiftung Courboud, Cologne; In the USA: 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.

Important exhibitions
29 October - 4 December 1966, Maximilien Luce, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi.
28 July - 31 October 2010, Maximilien Luce, néo-impressionniste. Rétrospective. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny.

Bibliography
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.
Mantes-la-Jolie, Inspirations de Bords de Seine, Maximilien Luce et les peintres de son époque, Paris, Somogy, 2004.
Artist dictionaries: Bénézit; Saur; Thieme-Becker-Vollmer, Schurr-Cabanne.

quality period style frame

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signature lower left