DESCRIPTION: For sale - a superb, early period post-impressionist oil on canvas by the important French painter Eugène Antoine Durenne entitled 'La Cuisiniere'. This is an early rare work by the artist, dated 1908. Durenne works were photographed and 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. There is a five digit number on the back of the painting (17602), which may be the Durand-Ruel catalogue number. The painting is presented in a high quality frame.
TITLE: La Cuisinière (The Cook)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SIZE OF CANVAS: 29.6 x 22.4 cm (11.66 x 8.82 inches)
SIZE OF FRAME 45.9 x 39.0 cm (18.1 x 15.35 inches)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
SIGNED/DATE: Signed lower right. Inscribed and dated lower left.
PROVENANCE: Private collection, London since December 2017 ... Leighton Fine Art ... Sale: Kahn & Associes, Paris, Tableaux Modernes et Objets D'art 29/11/2017 Lot No. 85 ... Private collection, Paris ... Sale: Blache, Versailles 1986 No.90.
CONDITION: Very good