Trees in spring / Paysage du Vexin

Louis Hayet

Pontoise 1864 - 1940 Cormeilles-en-Parisis

Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, signed lower left. Painting size 5.7 x 7.7 in., (14,5 x 19,5 cm). On the back red collectors stamp of Jean Sutter. Housed in a french period style framing, size 11.4 x 13.4 in. (29 x 34 cm).

Dr. Jean Sutter, Author of ,The Neo Impressionists‘, 1970
Alec Henriquet, Galerie Matignon 32, Paris
Aponem, Pontoise, 27.11.2010, Lot 150
Private collection, Amsterdam

Price: € 4,800 / $ 5,500


Indeed Louis Hayet has much painted before 1910 in La Frette-sur-Oise.

Various similar works from the collection of Jean Sutter are documented. Comparable: Binoche, Vente Coll. Sutter, Paris, 2001, Nr. 40 und 67.


LOUIS HAYET was a french Post-Impressionist painter and pointillist, born in Pontoise August 29, 1864 and died in Cormeilles-Parisis, near Pontoise, 27 December 1940.

His predisposition for painting appear when twelve years. Childhood friend of Lucien Pissarro, Hayet has the opportunity to show his work to Pissarro in 1883. With Pissarro, father and son Lucien, as well as with Seurat, he maintained a closer friendship.

In early May 1886, Lucien Pissarro and Hayet visit the workshop to see Seurat "An afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". The visit, one or two weeks before the eighth and last Impressionist exhibition, was decisive.

His works are showing a sense of abstraction and closer to the evolution of Van Gogh. (Chrisophe Duvivier, Director of the Museum at Pontoise).

After the disappearance of Seurat Louis Hayet participates between 1894 and 1897 eight exhibitions at Le Barc de Boutteville.

Hayet spend the rest of his career in scientific research on the pigment or color without ceasing to paint.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Musée Camille Pissarro - Pontoise Indianapolis Museum of Art (Paysage, 1888) Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Courboud, Cologne, 3 Paintings: Au bord de la rivière, 1888/ Paris, la tour Eiffel /Jeune femme dessinant à son chevalet

EXHIBITIONS: Louis Hayet, 1864-1940: Exposition Musée Pissarro, du 14 mai au 2 octobre 1983; Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain à Vernon, du 7 mars au 29 avril 1984

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Guy Dulon and Christphe Duvivier: Louis Hayet 1864-1940 - Peintre et Théoricien du Néo-impressionnisme. Musée de Pontoise, 1991: Louis Hayet at Collection Jean Sutter; Art Moderne - Binoche, Paris - 15 May 2001


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