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    Virginie Elodie Demont-Breton (French, 1859-1935)
    Study for Le Colombier d'Isa
    Oil on panel
    18-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches (47.0 x 31.1 cm)
    Signed lower left: Virginie Demont-Breton

    EXHIBITED:
    Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, 1896, no. 627.

    This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné that is being prepared by Annette Bourrut Lacouture. This work is a study for the finished work Virginie Demont-Breton submitted to the Salon de la Societé des Artistes Français in 1896. Demont-Breton was the daughter of the French artist Jules Breton.

    According to Annette Bourrut Lacouture:
    This lovely panel is a sketch - very closed - for Le colombier d'Isa (1896), Salon de la Société des Artistes Français de (1896), n°627 (Current whereabouts unknown). Virginie Demont-Breton realized this "colombier" which was not far from her House, a great part of the Year, in the surroundings of Wissant (Pas de Calais), a Fishing Village face to Dover and Folkstone. The owner was a peasant girl, but for the model, Virginie used her two daughters Louise (1886-1921) et Adrienne (1888-1935) (By the way who became a painter too). There is a good black and white reproduction of the Salon Painting in the Panorama Salon, Paris 1896. In my Catalogue raisonné, the title will be "Le colombier d'Isa" as it is in the Catalogue of the Salon.




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