Sep 19, 2017 - Sale 2454

Sale 2454 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 5,980
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Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Garçonnet Nu.

Pencil on tan wove paper adhered to cardstock, 1875-76. 308x230 mm; 12 1/2x9 inches.

Ex-collection the artist's brother Émile Seurat, Paris; Félix Fénéon, Paris (likely inscribed and initialed by him in blue pencil on the verso); sold Hôtel Drouet, Paris, July 9, 1947, no. 110; and Hôtel Drouet, Paris, December 20, 1950, no. 58.

Exhibited "Dessins Français de David à nos jours">, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris, 1937, number 88.

Published in C.M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris, 1961, catalogue number 226 (illustrated).

Fénéon (1861-1944) was a major art critic in Paris, coining the accepted term "Neo-Impressionism." Fénéon championed the Neo-Impressionists, including Seurat (1859-1891) and Signac (1863-1935), resulting in Signac's iconic portrait of the critic, now at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.