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MAURICE DENIS

Granville 1870-1943 Paris

Descente de croix, 1901

Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated, lower right, MAVD/1901


Oil on canvas, unlined, in its original frame designed and painted by the artist

45 ½ x 51 ½ inches

116 x 131.2 cm

Provenance

Louis Rouart (1875-1964), Paris, acquired directly from the artist in 1901

Jacques Watelin (1879-1964), Paris, circa 1945

Comte Henry de la Monneraye (1888-1984), Paris, by 1954

Dr. Louis Delavelle, Paris

Sale: Enghien-les-Bains, Gautier-Goxe-Belaïsch, 17 December 2006

Private collection, Paris


Exhibitions

Paris, Grand Palais, Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1902, cat. no. 342, p. 22, illustrated

Brussels, Les Peintres impressionistes, 1904, cat. no. 43

Paris, Pavillon de Marson (Musée des Arts décoratifs), Maurice Denis 1888-1924, 1924, cat. no. 106

Paris, Musée national d’Art moderne, Maurice Denis (1870-1943), 1945-46, cat. no. 83

New York, Richard L. Feigen Co.,in association with W. M. Brady & Co., Master Paintings and Drawings, 1360-1920, 30 October – 12 December 2019, uncatalogued


Literature

Alexandre, “Les Salons de 1902,” in Le Figaro, p. 4

M. Hamel, “Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts” (review), in Salons de 1902, Paris, 1902, p. 62

Henry, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Courrier Européen de l’art et de la curiosité, 1902, pp. 457-58

R. Marx, “Les Salons de 1903,” in La Revue universelle, p. 277

J. Meier-Graefe, Entwickelungsgeschichte der modernen Kunst, vergleichende Betrachtung der bildenden Küste, als Beitrag zu einer neuen Aesthetik, Stuttgart, 1904, vol. I, p. 362

A. Pératé, Maurice Denis, Paris, 1923, p. 71

F. Fosca, Maurice Denis et son oeuvre, Paris, 1924, p. 8,“Hommage à Maurice Denis,” in L’Art Sacré, 1937, p. 157, illustrated

S. Barazzetti-Demoulin, Maurice Denis, Paris, 1945, p. 282

P. Jamot, Maurice Denis, Paris, 1945, p. 19, illustrated

J.-P. Bouillon, Maurice Denis, Geneva, 1993, p. 109-111

C. Verleysen, Maurice Denis et la Belgique, 1890-1930, Leuven, 2010, p. 64


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