c. 1908
Trees in a Landscape
c. 1908

Maximilien Luce

1858 - Paris - 1941

Oil on cardboard/cardboard, 9.45 x 12.87 in. (24 x 32,7 cm), signed twice, lofer left an lower right. Housed in a modern quality frame size 14.96 x 18.5 in. (38 x 47 cm).

This painting will be included in the fourth Volume of the Catalogue raisonné currently prepared by Madame Denise Bazetoux. A Certificate of inclusion, signed August 13, 2017 by Madame Denise Bazetoux, Maisons Laffitte, will be delivered to the buyer.

Provenance: Collection Goudard, Limousin

Price: € 6,500 / $ 7,000 free global shipping to most destinations


The painting was most likely created about 1908 in Bessy-sur-Cure, from where ZIBELIUS FINE ART acquired another of Luce's privately owned works in 2016. The comparison with other works created in Bessy around 1908-1910 shows a close proximity to the present object.


Luce has found his own artistic 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.

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.

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.

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.

 Learn more about Maximilien Luce on www.maximilienluce.net


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Housed in a modern quality frame size 14.96 x 18.5 in. (38 x 47 cm)


Signatures lower left and lower right