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Maximilien Luce
Chalands sur la Seine par temps gris (Barge on the Seine in Overcast weather)


Maximilien Luce originally worked as a printmaker in his early years but around 1880 he devoted his career to painting. Camille Pissarro, who shared his anarchist convictions, introduced him to the Neo-Impressionist group which included Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Luce adopted their technique of divisionism: the application of paint in individual color strokes that creates stunning visual light effects. Far from having the detached approach...



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IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART AUCTION
15-16 FEBRUARY 2012

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Maximilien Luce
Chalands sur la Seine par temps gris (Barge on the Seine in Overcast weather)
Signed 'Luce' (lower left)
Oil on canvas
10.5 x 18 in (26.7 x 45.7 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Sale: Christie's London, 9th April 1976, lot 195
Sale: Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1986, lot 206
Private Collection, London

PUBLISHED:
Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1986, vol. II, no. 284, illustrated p. 77

Category: Painting
Style: Landscape


 









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