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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

title

Portrieux. La Comtesse (Opus no. 191)

signed

signed and dated ‘P. Signac 88.’ (lower left) and inscribed with Opus number ‘191’ (lower right)

creator

Paul Signac (1863-1935)

exhibited

Paris, Théâtre Libre, 1888-1898.

Paris, Petit-Palais, Les maîtres de l'art indépendant, 1895-1937, June-October 1937, p. 24, no. 85 (titled La Grève).

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., A Family Exhibit for the Benefit of The National Urban League: Selected Oils, Water Colors, and Drawings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Mauzé, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Governor and Mrs. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller, April 1959, p. 45, no. 39 (illustrated, p. 34; titled Beach Scene, St. Brieuc).

literature

The Artist's Handlist (Cahier d'Opus), circa 1887-1902, no. 191 (titled La Comtesse. Marée basse).

The Artist's Handlist (Cahier Manuscrit), circa 1902-1909.

G. Lévy and P. Signac, Pré-catalogue, circa 1929-1932, p. 188 (illustrated).

M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, pp. 10 and 176-177, no. 56 (illustrated in color, p. 176; titled Ile la Comtesse, Portrieux).

F. Cachin, Signac: Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint, Paris, 2000, p. 190, no. 177 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 28).

M. Ferretti-Bocquillon, A. Distel, J. Leighton and S.A. Stein, Signac, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001, p. 133 (titled Plage de la Comtesse).

lot_number

21

provenance

André Antoine, Paris (acquired from the artist, 1888).

Paul Largy (Lanzenberg), Paris (by 1928).

Renée Marie Largy, Paris (by 1937).

Galerie de l’Elysée, Paris.

Georges Lurcy, New York (acquired from the above, before 1953); Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 7 November 1957, lot 27.

Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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