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    Henri Victor Lesur (French, 1863-1900)

    Untitled (Courtyard with Maidens)
    19th century
    Oil on panel, unframed
    Signed lower right
    Inscribed verso 887 (chalk)
    16-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches (41.1 x 32.4 cm)

    Henri Victor Lesur was born in Roubaix, France in 1863 and was educated at the Ecole des Beaux Arts before he debuted at the Salon in 1887 where he won a medal for his submission. He was a medalist at the 1889 and 1900 Exposition Universelle for his portraiture work. While Lesur entered his portrait art into the Salon and Exhibition, he also created works such as this untitled oil on board of two young ladies in a courtyard. Lesur enjoyed depicting the more playful side of French society and he did so with a vivid use of color. He would exhibit at the Salon for the last time in 1895 before his death in 1900.

    Painting has a discolored border due to direct contact with a frame.

    Harry Knippel, Dallas

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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