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Quai au Sable, Chartèves

Quai au Sable, Chartèves

1904
(French, 1844–1925)
Framed: 94.3 x 124.2 x 8 cm (37 1/8 x 48 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.); Overall: 69 x 99 cm (27 3/16 x 39 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Le Pelley Fonteny 108
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Lhermitte received a stipend from his hometown Mont-Saint-Père to study in Paris.

Description

Like many of Léon-Augustin Lhermitte’s pastels, this drawing shows the Marne River in northeastern France. Such artworks were created both because of the artist’s attraction to the subject and due to their marketability. Drawing from memory, Lhermitte worked in his studio, producing a complex range of marks with pastel crayon on densely textured paper and even manipulating the powdery material with brushes and sponges. Although his comparatively traditional style did not align with artistic movements of his time, it was hugely popular around 1900—especially in the United States, where the hardworking laborers that populated his landscapes appealed to industrialist collectors.
  • after 1904-by 1919
    (Boussod, Valadon & Co., Paris)
    ?-by 1976
    (Wallis, London)
    1976
    (sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 14, 1976. no. 287, sold to Shepherd Gallery, New York)
    1976
    (Shepherd Gallery, New York, sold to Noah L. Butkin, Shaker Heights, OH)
    1976-1980
    Noah L. Butkin [1918–1980], Shaker Heights, OH, bequeathed to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    1980-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Provenance Footnotes
    1 According to Le Pelley Fonteny catalogue raisonne.
    2 According to Le Pelley Fonteny catalogue raisonne.
  • 19th Century European Paintings. New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1976. Mentioned and reproduced: no. 287
    Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1980." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 68, no. 6 (1981): 163-219. Mentioned: pp. 182, 213; Reproduced: p. 179, no. 100 www.jstor.org
    Le Pelley Fonteny, Monique. Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844–1925): Catalogue raisonné. Paris: Éditions cercle d’art, 1991. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 182, no. 108
    Chong, Alan. European & American Painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art: A Summary Catalogue. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1993. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 131
    Feagler, Linda. "Living Color." Ohio Magazine, November 2016. Mentioned and reproduced www.ohiomagazine.com
  • Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 20-April 30, 2023).
    Pure Color: Pastels from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 19, 2016-March 19, 2017).
    Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 21, 2007-January 13, 2008).
    Master Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 27-October 17, 2000).
    Year in Review: 1980. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (June 24-July 19, 1981).
  • {{cite web|title=Quai au Sable, Chartèves|url=false|author=Léon Augustin Lhermitte|year=1904|access-date=23 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1980.269