Louis HAYET (Pontoise 1864 - Cormeilles-en-Parisis 1940)

Gas Lamps, Paris

Watercolour and pencil, drawn on a page from a small sketchbook.
Numbered 16 in pencil at the lower right.
182 x 118 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)


Louis Hayet was fond of depicting urban Parisian scenes at night. A similar small watercolour of a street with gas lamps, horizontal in format, was also from the Sutter collection and was sold at auction in London in 1977. From the same collection and similar in subject and mood is a watercolour of a nocturnal Parisian scene, sold at auction in 1978.

The present sheet belonged to the doctor and art historian Jean Sutter (c.1910-1977), who published several books on Neo-Impressionism. Sutter owned numerous paintings and drawings by Louis Hayet, of whom he prepared a manuscript catalogue raisonné, which was, however, never published. Sutter also owned works by other Neo-Impressionist artists such as Charles Angrand, Henri Edmond Cross, Maximilen Luce, Hippolyte Petitjean, Paul Signac and Theo van Rysselberghe.

Dr. Jean Sutter, Paris (Lugt 3542), his stamp on the verso
His sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 15 May 2001, lot 123
Alain and Ginette Lesieutre, Paris.

Guy Dulon and Christophe Duvivier, Louis Hayet 1864-1940: Peintre et théoricien du Néo-impressionnisme, Pontoise, 1991, illustrated in colour p.46 (where dated 1885-1887).


Gas Lamps, Paris


  • Name: *
  • E-mail: *
  • Phone:
  • Comment: