Shepherdess with her dog

Maximilien Luce

1858 - Paris - 1941

Oil on panel, 7.28 x 6.11 in. (18,5 x 15,5 cm). Signed lower left. Frame size 13.39 x 12.2 in. (34 x 31 cm)

Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland

Price: € 9,500 / $ 10,000 free global shipping 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.

The subject is comparable to Nr. 689 in Cat.raisonné, Vol. 3 by Madame Bazetoux, Avril graphique éditions, Paris, 2005


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.

Learn more about Maximilien Luce on www.maximilienluce.net

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