Albert Marquet

Avenue in the Luxembourg Gardens

Avenue in the Luxembourg Gardens
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Author: Albert Marquet
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 25.5x35.5 cm
Origin: France, Circa 1901

Albert Marquet worked in the Luxembourg Gardens as early as 1898. In all the pictures painted there, his love of open space is manifest. The artist shows a wide square before the palace, a path running off. Marquet focuses his attention on details: it is remarkable how he discriminates among various shades of green in the foliage while the sun is only just rising over the horizon.

Source of entry: formerly in the collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf
Exibition: French Painting: 19th - 20th centuries
Transferred from Germany after World War II

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