Léon Augustin LHERMITTE - Laveuses près de la Marne

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Type of Artwork Original artwork
Title Laveuses près de la Marne
Year 1903
Category Drawing-Watercolor
Medium Pastel
Signature lower left
Size of the artwork
17.75 x 13.75 in
45.09 x 34.93 cm
Overall Framed Size
27 x 23 in
68.58 x 58.42 cm
Certificate of authenticity No
Bill/Invoice No
Catalogue raisonné reference M. Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte: catalogue raisonne, Paris, 1991, color plate 39, page 57 (illustrated) and #910, (illustrated) page 301.
Condition excellent

Boussod Valadon and Co. Paris, N. 20456
The Fine Art Society, Ltd. London 1984
Georges Marciano, Beverly Hills, CA
Private collection, Palm Desert, CA

In a letter to his brother Theo in 1885, Vincent Van Gogh observed: “Lhermitte’s a master of the figure. He’s able to do what he likes with it. There’s something astonishing and masterly in everything he does.”

Washing laundry on the banks of the Marne was a favorite subject for the artist, but this composition is among his most striking. While the women’s labor is hard, the cadence of their movement appears almost dancelike as dusk approaches.

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