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Landscape with Stars

Artist:
Henri-Edmond Cross (Henri-Edmond Delacroix) (French, Douai 1856–1910 Saint-Clair)
Date:
ca. 1905–1908
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (24.4 x 32.1cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.592
Not on view
This poetic depiction of a star-streaked sky combines the long broken brushstrokes of Cross's late works with a murky landscape of pen and ink, reminiscent in its impressionistic forms of Japanese painting.
Marking: Studio stamp in lower right corner: H.E.C.
The artist's studio (Lugt 1305a in red in the lower right corner); Gaston Lévy, Paris (?); his daughter, Andrée Lévy Samama; Madame S sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 9 May 1952, lot 6. Acquired by Robert Lehman at the S[amama] sale in 1952.
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