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    HENRI JEAN GUILLAUME MARTIN (French, 1860-1943)
    Petit bassin près de la tonnelle sud de Marquayrol (Jardin de l'Artiste), circa 1920
    Oil on canvas
    28-7/8 x 33-7/8 inches (73.3 x 86.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: Henri Martin


    Findlay Galleries, Inc., New York;
    Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John R. McFarlin.

    This work is accompanied by a photocopy of a folio comprising an essay on the artist, a certificate of authenticity from Findlay Galleries, Inc., signed and dated October 1965, as well as a black and white photocopy of the painting with a handwritten letter of authentication from Andre Schoeller, Jr. on the verso, signed, stamped and dated May 5, 1965.

    In 1900, when he was 40 years old, French pointillist painter Henri Martin finally realized his dream of finding an ideal house in the south of France where he could sit and paint its gardens and vistas. That year he purchased a large 17th-century villa in the village of Labastide-du-Vert in the Lot in southwest France, Marquayrol, which became his summer retreat. Between the months of May and November, Martin left Paris and reveled in the beauty and serenity of nature he found at Marquayrol, which recalled the warm climate of his native Toulouse. His house was set on the side of a hill, with a large terrace overlooking the village and the surrounding valley. The landscape around the property including all the elements of house and garden--the little round pool (petit basin recorded in this work and many others as a favorite motif), the terrace, the pergola, the vineyard, the gate and even his pots of geraniums and the stone table under the arbor became recurring themes in his work. Marquayrol remained Martin's muse for more than forty years, providing him with both his subject matter and his inspiration.

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; patch of craquelure in lower left corner; two small spot of (paint) cupping with associated flecks of paint loss in pond reflection at far left; otherwise, appears to be in overall very good condition; does not appear to be evidence of in-painting under UV exam;  Framed Dimensions 38.25 X 42.75 Inches
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