ATTRIBUTED TO STANISLAS LÉPINE
L’Île de la Grande Jatte
Oil on canvas
13 x 16¼ inches (33 x 41 cm)
Framed: 20 x 23½ inches (50.8 x 59.7 cm)
Painted circa 1877-1882, this is one of several depictions of the Seine at Courbevoie which Lépine painted during the same period in which Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet and other Impressionist painters were also producing views of this location. A slightly larger view of L’Île de la Grande Jatte, similarly depicting a woman fishing by the same group of trees, is included in Manuel Schmidt’s Lépine catalogue raisonné (no. 406).
The stamp of the canvas maker Ray & Perrot is on the reverse of the present canvas, a firm known to have been used regularly by Lépine. While the present work is unsigned, it came from the same collection, with the same provenance, as a signed painting by the artist (from the same canvas maker) sold at auction in Paris in 2015. Nevertheless, this work will not be included in the forthcoming supplement to the Lépine catalogue raisonné being prepared by Manuel Schmidt.
Private Collection, France
Thence by descent to Frères Gras (sale, Tessier Sarrou & Associés, Paris, October 14, 2015, lot 27.bis, illustrated)
cf. Robert and Manuel Schmidt, Stanislas Lépine 1835-1892: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre Peint, Paris, 1993, p. 170, no. 406, for illustration of a related view of L’Île de la Grande Jatte