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Maximilien Luce

1858 - Paris - 1941

Oil on cardboard laid down on canvas, 16.54 x 21.26 in. (42 x 54 cm). Signed lower left. Housed in a period style quality frame, size 25.20 x 30.31 in. (64 x 77 cm).

Catalogue raisonné No. 2433
Jean Bouin-Luce & Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint, Vol. II, Paris, 1986, #2433, ill. p 562

Christie's, London, May 2, 1969, Lot 44
Kunsthandel M. L. de Boer, Amsterdam
Sotheby's, New York, November 12, 1987, Lot 347
Private collection, Japan

Price: $ 30,000.- / € 26,000.- global shipping free to most destinations


This painting was executed by Luce in a smooth brush stroke. The loosely-scale small-format image is especially appealing and stylistically closely related to the early period of his work.

Maximilien Luce is one of the most famous painters of the French Post-Impressionism.
Along with Lucien Pissarro, the son of the painter Camille Pissarro, he founded the artists' group Groupe de Lagny to which Henri Lebasque sonn counted.

Luce is close friends with painters such as Georges Seurat, Theo van Rysselberghe and Louis Valtat.

Together with Seurat and Signac, the founders of the Neo-Impressionist school, Luce began a movement that is based on the scientific study of light and the analysis of the prismatic effect of colors.

For several years, Maximilian Luce worked strictly by the ideas of pointillism, though he later changed his technique in favor of a less formal painting style.

Landscapes, urban scenes and depictions of working people define the contents of Maximilian Luce.

ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Bénézit; Saur; Thieme-Becker-Vollmer, Schurr-Cabanne.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Musée de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Foundation Courboud, Cologne; in the United States: 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.

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Handcrafted museum quality frame, size 25.20 x 30.31 in. (64 x 77 cm)