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The Village of La Celle-sous-Moret

Eugène Lavieille (French, Paris 1820–1889 Paris)
Oil on wood
13 5/8 x 23 in. (34.6 x 58.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur Wiesenberger, 1960
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed: (lower right) Eugène Lavieille; (verso) Le Village de la Celle Ss Moret / Seine et Marne / Eugène Lavieille
the artist (about 1872/75–78; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 3, 1878, no. 23, for Fr 300?); private collection (until 1944; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 24, 1944, no. 93, as "Celle-Saint-Mard," for Fr 25,500 to Watelin); [J. Watelin, Paris, 1944–45; sold for Fr 55,000]; Arthur Wiesenberger, New York (until 1960)
Paris. Galerie Charpentier. "Paysages d'eau douce," 1945, no. 76.

Lavieille lived at Les Sablons at the south-east extremity of the forest of Fontainebleau between about 1872 and 1875, and probably painted this view of the neighboring village of La Celle-sous-Moret in these years.
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