Huille sur Toile, 1915

by Henri Eugene Augustin Le Sidaner


DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.8 x 21.3 ins./ 65.5 x 54.1 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Le Sidaner’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas


Camille Mauclair, Henri Le Sidaner, Paris, 1928, p. 57
Le Soir Illustré, Brussels, October-November 1931
Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Le Sidaner, L’œuvre peint et gravé, Milan, 1989, no. 340, p. 142, illustrated


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    Henri Le Sidaner worked in the realist style, but his love of penumbra and twilight create a poetic and dreamy quality to his technical expertise. There is also undoubtedly an influence of optics on Le Sidaner’s work. The atmosphere of his paintings, whether they are landscapes or still lifes result from both his delicate style of painting and his choice of subjects.

    Le Sidaner said that no landscape was worth painting unless it was enhanced by some play of light. He experimented with all sources of light, including sunlight, sunset and the illuminating “clair de lune”. The son of a sea captain, he was drawn in particular to the play of light on water.

    Henri Le Sidaner is renowned for his serene and intimate outdoor still life scenes featuring a deserted table and chairs with hints of the human figures recently removed. He was drawn to the atmospheric small towns in Normandy, Brittany and Côte d’Azur whose old buildings and architecture were, even then, being slowly threatened with extinction.

    Galerie Georges Petit, Paris

    Hôtel Drouot Paris, 21 December 1921

    Count of Linsecq Dianof
    Hôtel Drouot Paris, 6 April 1922 (consigned by the above)
    Private Collection, Paris

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    Henri Le Sidaner was a French painter best known for his Intimiste—or intimate portrayals of domestic interiors using Impressionist techniques—depictions of quiet street corners and gardens. Sidaner utilized uneven, dappled brushstrokes to create atmospheric and glowing light in his paintings. Born on August 7, 1862 in Port Louis, Mauritius, his family moved to Dunkirk, France in 1870 and the artist went on to study at the École des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Cabanel. He then spent nine years living at the Étaples art colony, where Eugène Boudin, Frank O’Meara, and Gerard Barry also lived and painted. Today, Sidaner’s works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, among others. He died on July 16, 1939 in Paris, France

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