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Georges d'Espagnat
Vernouillet - Post-Impressionist Oil, Autumn Landscape by Georges D'Espagnat

1901

US$25,938.71

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A stunning oil on canvas by French post impressionist painter Georges D'Espagnat depicting a tree-lined path. The colours of the leaves are changing from green to red as the season moved from summer to autumn and the distant trees glow in the low sunlight. Signature: Signed lower left & titled verso Dimensions: Framed: 31"x36" Unframed: 21"x26" Provenance: Jean-Dominique Jacquemond has confirmed the authenticity of this painting and has included it in the catalogue raisonne of the painter From the beginning of his career, it was a constant concern of Georges d'Espagnet to assert his originality. His studies at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, did not last very long, for he wanted immediate independence and decided to follow courses in the private academies of Montparnasse. In about 1900, he became acquainted with Maurice Denis, Bonnard and Vuillard, and his collaboration with Denis led to a renewal of religious art in France. In 1903, d'Espagnet was one of the founders of the Salon d'Automne, and was appointed professor in charge of studios at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1934. He illustrated a number of books: Rémy de Gourmont's Evil Prayers ( Oraisons mauvaises) (1896), The Saints of Paradise ( Les Saintes du paradis) (1898), Simone (1907), Sistine ( Sixtine) (1922); Alphonse Daudet's The Immortal ( L'Immortel) (1930); André Gide's The Pastoral Symphony ( La Symphonie pastorale); Francis Jammes' Clearings in the Sky ( Chairières dans le ciel) (1948). D'Espagnet belongs to the group of artists who made the Courrier Français so successful. The drawings of his which are published in it are strongly expressive and some bear comparison with the designs of the great Renaissance masters. He also contributed to L'Image. He often placed cheerful nudes in a landscape, reminding us that, though he moved away from the Fauves, he retained their freedom of colour and arabesque. He painted many portraits, including those of Albert André, André Barbier, Victor Boucher, Déodat de Séverac, Albert Marque, André Marty and Albert Roussel. He also painted mural decorations, including a wall for the Palais de la Découverte (1937), the ceiling of the Victor Hugo Room in the Palais du Luxembourg (1939), a decorative panel for the Palais de Justice, Toulouse (1941) and interior decorations for private houses. His landscapes are Impressionist in inspiration, and work for a certain sobriety, an intimacy, both in their composition - one, two or three sketched figures and large open spaces - and in the choice of colours and treatment with the special hazy brushstroke that marks his style. D'Espagnet took part in a number of annual Parisian exhibitions, including the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon d'Automne (from 1903 to 1949, except in special circumstances), the Salon de la Libre Ésthétique, Brussels (1899, 1901), the Berlin Secessionists (1940). He also exhibited at the first Salon de la Société de la Gravure sur Bois. Among other exhibitions were 1912, A Century of French Art ( Centenaire de l'art français), St Petersburg; 1916, Kunstverein, Winterthur; 1918, 1926, Galerie M. Bertheim, Paris; 1930, Contemporary French Art ( Art français contemporain), Tokyo. Among posthumous exhibitions have been 2001, Women in Provence and the Mediterranean ( La Femme en Provence et en Méditerranée), and Fondation Regards de Provence, Château de Borély, Marseilles. Solo exhibitions of d'Espagnet's work were held in 1898, 1900, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1911, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris; 1902, Galerie Durand-Ruel, New York; 1922, 1923, 1926, Galerie Druet, Paris; 1944, Galerie Sagot-le-Garrec and M. Cordier. Among retropectives and posthumous exhibitions have been 1951, tribute exhibition at the Salon d'Automne, Paris; 1987, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon; 1996, Musée de Marly-le-Roi, Louveciennes; 2001, Espace St-Jean, Melun. Museum and Gallery Holdings: Albi (Mus. Toulouse-Lautrec) Bagnols-sur-Cèze (Mus. Albert-André) Boston (MFA) Brussels (Mus. royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique) Céret (Mus. municipal d'Art moderne) Chicago (AI) Douai (Mus. de la Chartreuse) Geneva (Petit Palais) Indianapolis (MA): A Tea Party; The Peaceful Day Le Havre (Mus. Malraux) Metz (La Cour D'or) Moscow (Pushkin MFA) Nancy (MBA) Nantes (MBA): Nude Dressing New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art) Nice (MAH) Nice (MBA Jules-Chéret) Paris (Bibliothèque-Mus. de l'Opéra) Paris (MAM): Women Bathing Paris (Mus. d'Orsay) Rouen (MBA) Santa Barbara (MA): Banks of the Seine, near the Bridge of Meulan (no date, oil on canvas) Sète (Mus. Paul Valéry) St-Étienne (Mus. d'Art et d'Industrie) St-Tropez (Mus. de l'Annonciade) Tokyo (National Mus. of Western Art) Toledo (MA)

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