LOT 116

1865 - 1924

La plage
oil on canvas, circa 1898 - 1899
signed and on verso inscribed "Mme R. Voortman" in graphite on the frame and stamped Exposition - CHENUE Emballeurs de Tableaux et Objets d'art. Rue de la Terrasse, Paris on a label on the frame
28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in 73 x 92.1 cm

Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000

Sold for: $1,141,250

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Robert Voortman (1877 - 1937), Ghent, Belgium
Madame Jane Lechat (Mrs. Robert Voortman, 1883 - 1978), Ghent, Belgium
Private Collection, Antwerp, Belgium
By descent to the present Private Collection, Antwerp, Belgium

Ville de Gand, XXXVIIe Exposition, Salon de 1899, Catalogue des tableaux et objets d'art exposés au Casino, 3e édition, 1899, listed page 19
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts: Catalogue des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, dessin, gravure, architecture, arts décoratifs, Paris, 1899
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris: Catalogue illustré du Salon de 1899, Paris, Ludovic Baschet, 1899, listed page 22
Georges Lecomte, “Les Salons de 1899,” Les Droits de l’Homme (Paris), April 30, 1899, page 2
R.S., “The Paris Salons – II,” St. James Gazette (London), May 12, 1899, page 5
André Fontainas, “Les Salons de 1899,” Mercure de France, June 1899, page 746

Galerie des Machines, Paris, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Salon de 1899, Paris, May 1 - June 30, 1899, catalogue #1080, titled as La plage
Casino, Ghent, Belgium, XXXVIIe Exposition, Salon de 1899 de la Société Royale pour l'encouragement des Beaux-Arts, August 13 - October 8, 1899, catalogue #490, titled as La plage / Het Strand

Literature continued:

Charles C. Hill, Morrice, A Gift to the Nation: The G. Blair Laing Collection, National Gallery of Canada, 1992, the circa 1898 – 1899 oil The Ramparts, St-Malo reproduced page 80

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Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000

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