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Emile Lecomte-Vernet | La Fidele, 1866

Son of painter Hippolyte Lecomte and nephew of Horace Vernet, Emile Lecomte-Vernet studied with his uncle and with Léon Cogniet🎨.
He traveled to Algeria, Morocco and Egypt.
From 1843, he regularly exhibits at the Paris Salon🎨 orientalist subjects among others. | © Sotheby's

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Roderic O'Conor | Romeo and Juliet, 1898-1900

This extraordinary painting, Roderic O'Conor's answer to "The Kiss"🎨 by Edvard Munch, belongs to a group of imaginative compositions the Irish artist🎨 worked on during the closing years of the nineteenth century.
Living in isolation in the small Breton town of Rochefort-en-terre, whilst keeping in touch by letter with Gauguin🎨, de Chamaillard and Seguin, O'Conor composed from memory to create works of Symbolist🎨 intent.

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Claude Monet | A bouquet of gladioli, lilies and daisies, 1878

Painted in 1878, Monet’s🎨 "Bouquet of gladioli, lilies and daisies" / "Bouquet de glaïeuls, lis et marguerites" - beautifully demonstrates the artist’s ability to evoke the lavishness and vitality of flowers, rendering them with extraordinary freshness and spontaneity.

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Paul Gauguin | Nature Morte Aux Mangos, 1891-93

The present work was probably executed in Tahiti during Gauguin's first trip to the Island in 1891-93, although Georges Wildenstein suggests that it may date to his second visit to the South Seas, circa 1896.
Inspired by the lush environment that surrounded him, "Nature morte aux mangos" epitomises the artist’s life-long search for the primitive and displays the same vividness and sensuous atmosphere and the bright, warm palette that characterised his celebrated Tahitian landscapes and figure paintings. | © Sotheby's

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Paul Gauguin | Petit Breton à l'Oie, 1889

This important depiction of the Breton countryside is one of the pictures that Gauguin completed in 1889, when he was working in Pont Aven.
Executed with lush colors and linear undulations that presage his pictures of the tropics, this composition presents an exoticized depiction of the region, interpreted through the stylization of Gauguin’s late Symbolist aesthetic.
The romanticizing of the natural world in this picture is indicative of Gauguin's desire to escape the trappings of industrialized France in the months prior to his departure for the South Pacific. | © Sotheby's

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Guillaume Seignac | Reunited, 1918-1919

This work was probably executed by Guillaume Seignac (French🎨 Academic painter, 1870-1924) in 1918-1919.
It represents two women symbolizing France and Alsace.
Seignac painted another composition in 1914, representing "Belgium, France and England before the German invasion" (Sale, Paris, April 22nd 2009, lot 87).

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | L'Église à Essoyes, 1890

The great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir🎨 lived in the charming little village of Essoyes, in the Aube department of Champagne-Ardennes (in north-central France) from 1896-1907.
The village, hometown of his wife Aline and model and governess of his children Gabrielle Renard, is represented in many of his paintings.

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Michael Ancher | Skagen girl in a red shawl, 1881

Michael Peter Ancher (9 June 1849 - 19 September 1927) came to Skagen in 1874 at the age of 25, and he was the only one of the visiting artists who settled permanently in the town. He grew up on the island of Bornholm, and at the age of 16, he began his apprenticeship as a clerk at the Kalø Manor in Djursland.
Here, he began to draw and paint in his spare time, and in 1871 he was accepted as a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Here, he met Karl Madsen, among others, who encouraged him to go to Skagen.