Sale: 527 / Art of the 19th Century, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 351

 

351
Louis Valtat
Au café. Mme Victor et Mme Suzanne Valtat, Um 1900.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 26.000

(incl. surcharge)
Au café. Mme Victor et Mme Suzanne Valtat. Um 1900.
Oil on canvas.
Lower right monogrammed. Verso signed and with a gallery label. 38.5 x 46 cm (15.1 x 18.1 in).

• Valtat is an important representative of French modernism who was in close contact with the art of the Impressionists, the Nabis, Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
• Around 1900 he was represented by the important gallery owner Ambroise Vollard and the Durand-Ruel gallery
• Valtat's model is often his wife Suzanne, with her blonde hair pinned up in a fashionable manner
• Wonderful garden scene in a light, flowery execution, in Valtat's individual, characteristic dynamic style
.

With a confirmation from Galerie Bühler/Dr. Hans-Peter Bühler, Munich,
April 1989, that the work is listed in the Archives Valtat.
A presentation of the original for inclusion in the current catalogue raisonné can be made at the end of June 2022.

PROVENANCE: Collection Maurice Coutot (1901-1987), Paris.
Galerie Dr. Bühler, Munich (1989).
Private collection Schleswig-Holstein (acquired from the above, ever since family-owned).

EXHIBITION: Browse & Darby, London (1985, verso with the lable).

LITERATURE: Drouot-Montaigne, Paris, auction on November 22, 1987, lot 394 (with illu.).
Christie's, London, auction on February 21, 1989, lot 199 (with illu.).




351
Louis Valtat
Au café. Mme Victor et Mme Suzanne Valtat, Um 1900.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,800
Sold:
€ 25,000 / $ 26.000

(incl. surcharge)