HIPPOLYTE PETITJEAN (Mâcon 1854 - Paris 1929)

A Woodland Glade (Sous-bois) Sold

Oil on board, laid down on a cradled panel.
296 x 400 mm. (11 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

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This oil sketch may be dated to between 1890 and 1894, when Petitjean’s work comes closest to the Neo-Impressionist colour theories of Georges Seurat. The use of a pointillist framing device, with the edges of the composition enclosed by a band of painted dots of a contrasting tone painted around the edges, is also typical of Seurat’s working method, and is found in many of his paintings.

Provenance:
Galerie Zack, Paris
Acquired from them by a private collector in 1966
Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne, until 2011.

Literature:
John Sillevis, Hans Verbeek and Hans Kraan, A Feast of Colour: Post-Impressionists from private collections, exhibition catalogue, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 1990, pp.160-161, no.58; Rainer Budde, ed., Pointillismus: Auf den Spuren von Georges Seurat, exhibition catalogue, Munich, 1997, p.253, no.101, pl.101; Rainer Budde, ed., Pointillisme: Sur les traces de Seurat, exhibition catalogue, Lausanne, 1998, p.253, no.101, pl.101.

Hippolyte PETITJEAN

A Woodland Glade (Sous-bois)

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