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    Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1808-1876)
    Paysanne dans la forêt d'automne
    Oil on canvas
    13 x 19-1/2 inches (33.0 x 49.5 cm)
    Signed lower left: N. Diaz

    PROVENANCE:
    American Art Association, New York;
    Sale: G.I. Seney, New York, 1891, lot 260 (as In the Forest);
    Collection of J.L. Brown, Providence, Rhode Island;
    John Josiah Emery Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio;
    Sale: Parke-Bernet, New York, October 18, 1945, lot 46;
    Rembrandt Art Gallery, New York;
    Private collection, New York, acquired from the above, 1973;
    Estate of the above.

    LITERATURE:
    P. Miquel and R. Miquel, Narcisse Diaz de la Peña: 1807-1876, vol. II, Paris, 2006, p. 145, no. 948.

    The G.I. Seney auction catalogue from 1891 poetically describes this painting on page 265: "Early autumn has commenced to give to nature the warm flush that precedes the bitter barrenness of winter. The trees are still in full foliage, and the turf is rich and strong. Only a few leaves have fallen from the tree in the center of the canvas. At the left is the figure of a girl."


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas. Finely patterned craquelure, with some areas of slightly more pronounced cracking. Surface dust. Sliver of lining visible at left edge. Not examined out of frame.
    Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. Finely applied retouching to right edge. A small circle of retouching just left of center, approximately 6-inches up from lower edge. An approximately 2-inch vertical line of retouching in lower right quadrant, roughly 3-inches inward from right edge. A dot of retouching to center of lower edge.
    *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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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