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André Lhote

Puteaux Group, Section d'Or, Cubism

  • La Clairière

André Lhote

(Bordeaux, 1885 – Paris, 1962)

La Clairière, 1959

Gouache on paper
Stamped of the signature in lower left
Titled and dated on the back by Simone Lhote, wife of the artist
29 x 39.3 cm

Provenance :
- Estate of the artist
- Private collection, France

Exhibition : (Inscription on the back in Montreal ink, no. 16)
André Lhote 1885-1962, Waddington Fine Arts Ltd, Montreal, Canada, October 1968, under no. 16 ?

Literature :
To be included in the Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint d’André Lhote in preparation by Mrs. Dominique Bermann-Martin


Certificate of authenticity by Dominique Bermann-Martin, Paris on 19 October 2023


André Lhote was a great admirer of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906).
In this gouache, La Clairière, painted in 1959, Lhote expresses all his love for the Master of Aix-en-Provence; nature reigns supreme, the foliage of the trees and the thickness of the vegetation leaving no glimpse of sky. The gouache, diluted almost like watercolour, never loses its flamboyant chromatic intensity. 
Here, Lhote, the Cubist painter, takes the lessons of Cézanne, the precursor of Cubism, to the extreme.

Aquarelle et mine de plomb sur papier
Collection privée, France

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