HomeLes Flamants
Les Flamants
1910 | Oil Canvas
113.8×162 cm | 1.84 m²
USD 2*** - 3***
Details HENRI 'LE DOUANIER' ROUSSEAU (1844-1910) Les Flamants signed 'Henri Rousseau' (lower left) oil on canvas 44 7/8 x 63 1/4 in. (113.8 x 162 cm.) Painted in 1910 Provenance Wilhelm Uhde, Paris (probably acquired from the artist, 1910, until at least 1912). Paul and Charlotte (Lotte) von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Berlin (by 1926). Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Berlin (1927). Elsa von Kesselstatt, Vaduz (by descent from the above, 1935). M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. and Rudolf Heinemann, New York (acquired from the above through Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich, 2 September 1949). Charles S. and Joan Whitney Payson, New York (acquired from the above, October 1949). By descent from the above to the late owner. Literature A. Warnod, Comoedia, 30 October 1912. R. Grey, “Henri Rousseau” in Action: Cahiers de philosophie et d'art, vol. 2, no. 7, May 1921 (illustrated; titled La berge aux flamants). A. Basler, Henri Rousseau: Sa vie—son oeuvre, Paris, 1927, p. 11 (illustrated, pl. 41; dated 1906). A. Salmon, Henri Rousseau, dit Le Douanier, Paris, 1927, p. 140, no. 32 (illustrated). P. Soupault, Henri Rousseau, Le Douanier, Paris, 1927 (illustrated, pl. 30; dated circa 1907). C. Zervos, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927, p. 111 (illustrated, p. 64). Der Querschnitt, vol. IX, no. 6, June 1929 (illustrated). C. Burrows, “Letter from New York” in Apollo: A Journal of the Arts, vol. 13, January 1931, p. 181. C. Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1931, p. 636 (illustrated in color, pl. IV). R. Flint, “Henri Rousseau has his First One Man Show” in The Art News, vol. 29, no. 14, 3 January 1931, pp. 3-4. C.J. Bulliet, The Significant Moderns and their Pictures, New York, 1936, no. 135 (illustrated). R. Grey, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1943, no. 127 (illustrated). D. Cooper, Rousseau, Paris, 1951, p. 58. Lo Duca, Henri Rousseau, dit Le Douanier, Paris, 1951, p. 12 (illustrated). Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Payson, New York, 1960 (illustrated in color). J. Bouret, Henri Rousseau, Neuchâtel, 1961, pp. 227 and 260, no. 185 (illustrated, p. 227; dated 1907). D. Vallier, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1961, p. 309, no. 151 (illustrated; dated 1907). J. Bouret, Henri Rousseau, London, 1962, no. 25 (illustrated). O. Bihalji-Merin, Leben und Werk des Malers Henri Rousseau, Dresden, 1971, pp. 44 and 149 (illustrated, pl. 50). C. Keay, Henri Rousseau: Le Douanier, New York, 1976, p. 35. R. Alley, Portrait of a Primitive: The Art of Henri Rousseau, New York, 1978, p. 71 (illustrated, pl. 60; dated circa 1907). F. Elgar, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1980, no. 46 (illustrated; dated 1907). C. Stabenow, Die Urwaldbilder des Henri Rousseau: Stilbildung und Verhältnis zum Gesamtwerk, PhD. Diss., Munich, 1980, pp. 27, 101, 105, 194, 200 and 236. Y. Le Pichon, Le monde du Douanier Rousseau, Paris, 1981 (illustrated in color). D. Vallier, Tout l’oeuvre peint de Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1982, p. 107, no. 196 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, pl. XXXVI; dated 1907). H. Certigny, Le Douanier Rousseau en son temps, Tokyo, 1984, vol. II, p. 690, no. 318 (illustrated, p. 691) and 1991, vol. III, p. 4. W. Schmalenbach, Henri Rousseau: Dreams of the Jungle, Munich, 1998, p. 40 (illustrated in color; dated circa 1907). Exhibited Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Henri Rousseau, October-November 1912, no. 10 (titled La forêt vierge). Berlin, Galerie Flechtheim, Henri Rousseau, March 1926, p. 28, no. 29 (illustrated, p. 31). New York, Marie Harriman Gallery, Henri Rousseau, January 1931, no. 13 (illustrated). New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Pictures Collected by Yale Alumni, May-June 1956, no. 151 (illustrated). Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Henri Rousseau, dit “Le Douanier", February-April 1961, no. 54 (illustrated; dated 1907). Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Le Douanier Rousseau, September 1984-June 1985, p. 192, no. 37 (illustrated in color, p. 193; dated circa 1907). Kunsthalle Tübingen, Henri Rousseau: Der Zöllner, Grenzgänger zur Moderne, February-June 2001, pp. 206-208, no. 42 (illustrated in color, p. 207; detail illustrated in color, p. 205; dated 1907). London, Tate Modern and Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris, November 2005-October 2006, pp. 111, 117 and 223, no. 24 (illustrated in color, p. 117; detail illustrated in color, p. 110, fig. 80; dated 1907). Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. Where Christie's has provided a Minimum Price Guarantee it is at risk of making a loss, which can be significant, if the lot fails to sell. Christie's therefore sometimes chooses to share that risk with a third party. 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11 May 2023
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