Description & Technical information

At the end of the year 1899, from October 16th to November 1st,
Durand-Ruel dedicated a personnal exhibition to Maximilien Luce, which was very successful with both the critics and an enthusiastic public.
Amongst the exhibited canvases, 33 works were coming from the trip made to Gisors in 1897-1898.
As a social painter, Luce chose to represent
the people, the everyday life events, such as this market scene located rue de Cappeville, between the two branches of the Epte which run in the center of Gisors.

Far away, we recognize the profile of the town's cathedral (the church Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais) which Luce
painted numerous times, as in the famous La Cathédrale de Gisors, vue du Fossé aux Tanneurs (1899, private collection).

Date:  1897
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed and dated lower right: Luce 97. Signed again on the reverse: Luce. Signed and inscribed on the back of the frame: Luce jour de marché (Gisors) rue Capeville

Dimensions: 65 x 54.1 cm (25⁵/₈ x 21¹/₄ inches)

Acquired by the family of the former owner in the 1980s.

Literature: This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Maximilien Luce, Tome IV, being prepared by Mrs Denise Bazetoux.
Attestation of inclusion dated January 18th 2019.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints