DESCRIPTION: A superb, early period impressionist oil on canvas by the important French painter Eugene Antoine Durenne entitled 'Coucher de Soleil' (Sunset). This is an early work by the artist, dated 1898. The work has been catalogued by Galerie Durand-Ruel, which was established by Paul Durand-Ruel and was concerned with establishing the first impressionists such as Whistler, Degas, Renoir, Sisley, Manet, Pissarro and Monet. The painting is presented in an ornate gold coloured frame.
TITLE: Coucher de Soleil (Sunset)
PREVIOUS TITLES: Bord de mer au crépuscule (Seaside at dusk)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SIZE OF CANVAS: 39.4 x 55.3 cm (15.5 x 21.75 inches)
SIZE OF FRAME 52.7 x 69.9 cm (20.75 x 27.5 inches)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
SIGNED/DATE: Signed lower left. Inscribed, titled and dated 1898 verso.
PROVENANCE: Private London collection ... Leighton Fine Art ... Auction France, Gravures, Tableaux, Dessins, Sculptures XIXe, Modernes et Contemporains, Paris, December 15th 2016 ... Rossini Maison de Ventes aux Enchères, Tableaux Modernes et Sculptures, 28th February 2013 Paris, France ... Gallerie Durand-Ruel Eugene Antoine Durenne inventory - catalogue no. 139-20198.
CONDITION: Very good for age. Has one area of repair to canvas and associated retouching to the paintwork.