Lot 9: PIERRE LESIEUR, (FRENCH, 1922-2011), "LA CHEMINÉE BLANCHE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"LA CHEMINÉE BLANCHE"
Signed and dated 56 bottom left, oil on canvas.
46 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. (118.1 x 114cm)
Arthur Lenars & Cie, Paris, France.
Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., London, United Kingdom.
Findlay Galleries, New York, New York.
"The First Exhibition in England of Paintings by Pierre Lesieur," Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., London, United Kingdom, November 1956, exhibition catalogue no. 14.
The paint is actively cracking and flaking in the yellow rectangle. There are several areas of yellow paint loss were the canvas is visible. These range in size from five 1/8-inch losses, six 1/4 to 1/2 inch losses; and four losses ranging from 1-2 inch square. (The larger of these appear as irregular white areas within the yellow at center left). Some occasional areas of surface soiling including twelve small light-brown spots of staining mainly in the white at the bottom of the canvas. The painting has a wax relining.
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