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    PROSPER LOUIS SENAT (American, 1852-1925)
    Morning Brittany, 1877
    Oil on canvas
    12 x 24 inches (30.5 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: P.L. Senat / 1877
    Title inscribed in paint on stretcher bar: "Morning - Brittany -"

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST


    Graham Williford had a special fondness for quiet landscapes and seascapes of this type, and maintaining an apartment in Paris as he did, he was able to scour the French auctions houses for them. Frequently, the French scenes by American painters which show up in the French auction houses are artists' early career works, like this one by Prosper Louis Senat, who was 25 years old and studying in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts with Gerome when he painted it. Senat, who was from Germantown, Pennsylvania, became a specialist in landscape painting and watercolor, and exhibited both in the United States and Europe. He painted primarily on the East Coast but lived and painted in Pasadena, California for a five-year period, from 1905-10.


    Condition Report*: Original unlined canvas on original stretcher. Craquelure commensurate with age. Possibly slight yellowing of varnish. Under UV examination, very minor inpaint, largely confined to upper edge of canvas to address frame abrasion. Three small spots in the sky fluoresce indicating in-paint as well. Framed Dimensions 16.75 X 28.5 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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