GEORGES SEURAT

Paris 1859-1891 Paris

La pluie

Conté crayon on Ingres paper

9 ⅜ x 11 ⅞ inches

238 x 302 mm

Provenance

Marius de Zayas (1880-1961), New York, by 1919 (his sale:  New York, Anderson Galleries, March 23-24, 1923, lot 73 [$210]), purchased there by

John Quinn (1870-1924), New York (his sale:  New York, American Art Galleries, February 9-11, 1927, lot 9 [$300]), purchased there by

Veraccho Gallery, New York

Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), New York, by 1928 (his sale: New York, American Art Galleries, April 16-17, 1929, lot 363), purchased there by

C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York, from whom acquired in 1946 by

M. Knoedler & Co., New York, from whom acquired in 1950 by

Mr. and Mrs. E. Powis Jones, New York

Thence by descent


Exhibitions

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Exposition Georges Seurat (1859-1891), 14 December 1908 - 9 January 1909, p. 20, cat. no. 120

New York, C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, An Exhibition of Modern French Paintings, Water Colors and Drawings, October 5-28, 1929, cat. no. 53

Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, The Nineteenth Century: French Art in Retrospect, Eighteen Hundred to Nineteen Hundred, November 1-30, 1932, cat. no. 96

Toledo, The Toledo Museum of Art, French Drawings and Water Colors, November 2 – December 14, 1941, cat. no. 97

New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Seurat:  His Drawings, March 4-29, 1947, no. 16

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Seurat 1859-1891: Paintings and Drawings, April 10 – May 7, 1949, cat. no. 28

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, and New York, Museum of Modern Art, January 16 – March 7; March 24 – May 11,1958, Seurat, Paintings and Drawings, p. 28, cat. no. 41

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seurat:  Drawings and Oil Sketches from New York Collections, September 29 – November 27, 1977, cat. no. 10

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Georges Seurat 1859-1891, September 24, 1991 – January 12, 1992, pp. 93-94, cat. no. 66, illustrated

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Georges Seurat:  The Drawings, October 28, 2007 – January 7, 2008, p. 152, pl. 83; p. 252, cat. no. 83


Literature

F. Watson, John Quinn 1870-1925:  Collection of Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings & Sculpture, New York, 1926, pp. 15, 126, illustrated

G. Seligman, The Drawings of Georges Seurat, New York, 1947, p. 68, pl. XXIII

C. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris, 1961, vol. 2, pp. 112-13, cat. no. 519, pl. 519

R. L. Herbert, Seurat’s Drawings, New York, 1962, pp. 61, 87, 96, 98, 161; pl. 88

J. Zilczer, “The Noble Buyer:” John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde, exhibition  catalogue, Washington, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1978, p. 186


Drawn in 1882-83


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