Sale: 402 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, May 14. 2013 in Munich Lot 663

 
663
Albert Lebourg
Paris - La Seine et le Louvre, 1882.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 31.237

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Paris - La Seine et le Louvre. 1882.
Oil on canvas.
Signed, inscribed and dated "Paris, Mai 1882" lower left. 35,5 x 65,5 cm (13,9 x 25,7 in).

PROVENANCE: Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London (verso with gallery label).
Maier & Co. Fine Art, Stuttgart (verso with gallery label).
Privat collection Luxemburg.

Under the influence of the painter Jean Seignemartin, whom Lebourg met in Algiers, his palette became lighter in the 1870s. He became increasingly occupied with the different lighting conditions over the course of a day, just like Monet and the other Impressionists. The drawing itself looses in importance, up to a point at which Lebourg worked his motifs out of the paint he placed by small strokes of the brush. Wonderful and fresh, vivid and full of light, that can also be said about this view of Paris on the banks of the Seine, a view quite characteristic of Lebourg‘s work in the 1880s. [CB].

663
Albert Lebourg
Paris - La Seine et le Louvre, 1882.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
Sold:
€ 26,250 / $ 31.237

(incl. 25% surcharge)