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Henri Le Sidaner

( 1862 - 1939 )

The Arrival – New York


Henri Le Sidaner

( 1862 - 1939 )

The Arrival – New York

  • Medium: Oil on panel

  • Signed: Signed lower left

  • Size: 16.00" x 11.50" (40.6cm x 29.2cm)

  • Framed Size: 24.50" x 20.00" (62.2cm x 50.8cm)

  • Dated: 1931

Additional information

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Provenance: Louis Le Sidaner collection
    Etienne Le Sidaner collection
    Private collection, France
    Exhibitions :
    Paris, Musée Galliera, "Rétrospective Henri Le Sidaner", April 1948
    Brussels, Galerie de l'Art Belge, "Rétrospective Henri Le Sidaner", April-May 1951

  • Literature: This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity from Yann Farinaux Le Sidaner
    This work will be included in the forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonne currently under preparation by Yann Farinaux Le Sidaner
    This work is the only recorded painting by Le Sidaner executed in the United States
    The paintings constitutes one of the last 25 paintings the artist executed that were destined for the Galeries Georges Petit. The Galeries Georges Petit entered bankruptcy in 1931 and never took delivery of this work and it was subsequently sold - almost certainly to Galerie Bernheim Jeune.

Henri Le Sidaner Biography

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Henri Le Sidaner Paintings

Henri Le Sidaner went to Paris in 1880 and became a pupil of Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1884. He lived in Brussels and Bruges in 1898 and 1899, then in 1900 moved to Gerberoy in the Oise, and later to Versailles.


Henri Le Sidaner’s art falls oddly between that of the late Impressionists, whose divisionism he practised, and that of Eugène Carrière, which is characterised by indeterminate colours and a taste for a certain misty atmosphere. He often painted in Venice and Bruges and is noted for his twilight effects. C. Mauclair, a writer imbued with the symbolist spirit, has perhaps best described his talent. Among his most notable works are Blessing the Sea, Patrol in Moonlight, Canal in Bruges, and The Ducal Palace and Grand Canal, Venice.


Henri Le Sidaner exhibited in Paris for the first time in 1887 at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was awarded a third-class medal and a travel scholarship in 1891. He also exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and in Brussels at the Salon de la Libre Esthétique. He was awarded a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. In 1930 Henri Le Sidaner, an officer of the Légion d'Honneur, was appointed a member of the Institut, to replace E. Laurent at the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Retrospectives of his work were held at the museum of Dunkirk in 1974, the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Liège, in 1996, and then in Carcassonne and Limoux. Among the other exhibitions and retrospectives have been Henri Le Sidaner en son jardin de Gerberoy, de 1901 à 1939, held in 2001 at the Musée de la Chartreuese, Douai, and Henri Le Sidaner en Bretagne, 2002, at the museum of Pont-Aven.


Museum and Gallery Holdings


Châlons-en-Champagne: Blessing the Sea

Douai (Mus. de la Chartreuse): Red Carpet; Soldier's Tomb; Last Communion; Portrait of Madame Piettre

Dublin: Tea

Dunkirk: Orphans Going for a Walk

Liège (Mus. of Modern and Contemporary Art)

Morlaix (Mus. des Jacobins)

Nantes (MBA): Laid Table in a Park; May Evening

Paris (MAM): Sun inside a House; Table

Pittsburgh (Carnegie MA): Moonlight (c. 1913, oil on canvas); The House of Gerberoy: Evening (c. 1930, oil on canvas)

Rome (Gal. Nazionale d'Arte Moderna): Veranda

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