Lot 275: HENRI GERVEX

Sotheby's

April 25, 2006
New York, NY, US

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Description: FRENCH, 1852-1929
A SLEEPING BATHER

A SLEEPING BATHER

measurements
20 1/2 by 33 in.

alternate measurements
52 by 84 cm

signed H Gervex (lower left)

oil on canvas

This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné on the work of the artist, being prepared by Jean-Christophe Pralong-Gourvennec.

NOTE

This work may be a study for the Baigneuse endormie exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1873 (no. 23) which is now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Rochelle.

There are several differences: our Baigneuse is placed against a rocky backdrop reminiscent of Courbet, whereas in the La Rochelle version, the background is primarily a sylvan landscape.
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