Description & Technical information

Henri Le Sidaner is renowned for his serene and intimate outdoor still life scenes featuring a deserted table and
chairs with hints of the human figures recently removed. He was drawn to the atmospheric small towns in Normandy, Brittany and Côte d'Azur whose old buildings and
architecture were, even then, being slowly threatened with extinction.

Le Sidaner's garden at his home in Gerberoy, where this work was painted, provided the artist seemingly endless
inspiration. Le Sidaner first visited Gerberoy in March 1901 in search of a proper country home to escape to from Paris. Le Sidaner purchased a small cottage in this picturesque fortress town sixty-five miles northwest of Paris
in 1904 and commenced with his plans to remodel and extend the space. By 1910 the main house was extended, a pavilion and studio barn were erected, and an
extensive garden was cultivated. Le Sidaner's home in Gerberoy, like Claude Monet's garden in Giverny, was purposefully constructed and arranged to be his
artistic muse


Date:  1924
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: 

Signed ‘Le Sidaner’
(lower left)



Dimensions: 149.86 x 124.46 cm (59 x 49 inches)
Provenance: 

Paris, Salon des Tuileries, 1924, no. 962

Paris, Galeries Georges Petit,
Exposition Le Sidaner, February 1925, no. 4

Private Collection, United Kingdom



Literature: 

C. Mauclair, Henri Le Sidaner, Paris, 1928 (illustrated p. 139)

Y. Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Le Sidaner: l'oeuvre peint et gravé, Paris, 1989, no. 537 (illustrated p. 206).



Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints