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    Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange (French, 1877-1958)
    Les pins
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 21-1/2 inches (81.3 x 54.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: J. Selmersheim-Desgrange

    Raised in a family of artists and architects, Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange initially worked as a jewelry designer before becoming a student, and later companion, of the artist Paul Signac, whose Pointillist technique profoundly influenced her style which retained a strong decorative bent. She exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Indepéndants in Paris in 1909 and continued to exhibit there regularly. In the 1930s, Selmersheim-Desgrange took part in exhibitions dedicated to the Neo-Impressionists.

    In the present picture and in the following lot 68098, the artist's careful use of dots of bright color applied in the Pointillist manner creates a chromatic dazzle. Complimentary colors placed beside one another mix optically in the eye, rather than physically on the canvas, creating third hues where they touch. Through this means the artist created a body of energetic compositions, whether she sought to evoke the intense summer light of Saint Tropez or the cool shimmering blue dusk of Venice.


    Condition Report*: Original canvas.
    No apparent inpaint noted under UV light.
    Small losses stemming from frame abrasion along left and right edges of the canvas. This is due to the fact that the painting's frame does not overlap the painting on the sides.
    Framed Dimensions 34.75 X 24.25 X 1.25 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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    December, 2019
    6th Friday
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