A Courtyard on the rue de la Fontinelle

A Courtyard on the rue de la Fontinelle
Artist:
Stanislas-Victor-Édouard Lépine (French, 1835-1892)
Date:
 
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
17-1/2 x 12-1/2 in. (44.5 x 31.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1967.1.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
Not on View
Description

Lépine's debt to the teachings of Corot is evident in this intimate view of a courtyard, with its soft atmosphere, delicate harmonies, and poetic mood. The serene and stately composition is framed by close, inward-leaning trees and overgrown foliage--also reminiscent of Corot.

Provenance:

(sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 7 February 1879, lot 30, as Une Cour rue de La Fontenelle).
[Arthur Tooth & Sons, London];
Hervitt, London.
Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968), London and Dublin, by 13 March 1940 (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 28 June 1967, lot 1, as Personnages dans la Cour d’un Château for £ 6,500 to);
[K. J. Hewett] for;
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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