DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.51 x 21.14 ins
64.80 x 53.70 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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Lefevre Gallery, London.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, 24 October 1984, lot 30.
Herbert Schimmel, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Robert H. Ellsworth Ltd., New York.
Anonymous sale, Louiza Auktion, Brussels, 17 June 2010, lot 13.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Louis Anquetin was regarded as the most promising artist of the 19th century and he was a major influence on other artists of his time and later generations. In Paris, he was a part of a group of artists that included stalwarts like Vincent van Gough, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard and George Seurat. His early work was heavily influenced by ‘Impressionism’ but later, along with Bernard, developed a new method of painting called ‘Cloisonnisme’ that quickly gained him the reputation of an innovator in the Paris art scene. Anquetin never stayed put with any style and throughout his career, he experimented with different styles. This may partly be due to his innovative nature and restless spirit.