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Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925) - Potato Plantation
Ref : 64124
8 800 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925)
Provenance :
Medium :
Pastel on paper signed bottom right
Dimensions :
l. 15.35 inch X H. 12.6 inch
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Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925) - Potato Plantation

Léon Augustin Lhermitte was born on July 31, 1844 in Mont-Saint-Père (Aisne, France).
He comes from a modest background so he has a strong attachment to rural life and devotes his artwork to that subject.
He will move to Paris in 1863 where he will attend l’école impériale de dessin.
In the beginning of his career he will live off of small engravings he creates. He will then be recognized at the Salon in 1874.
His full dedication to his career comes after 1880 where he will successfully paint largescale paintings with the subject being rural life from his native village of Mont-Saint-Père.
Art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel will put Lhermitte’s artwork on display.
In 1890, he becomes one of the founders of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and later becomes the vice president.
He makes his debut in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1864.
He will also participate in numerous prestigious exhibitions with the most famous being l’Exposition Universelle of 1900.
He died in Paris on July 28, 1925.

Paris, Musée du Louvre
Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Paris, Petit Palais
Marseille, Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Chicago, Art Institute
Washington D.C., Corcoran Museum

E. Bénézit, édition Gründ, Tome VIII, pages 626-627.
De Pelley-Fonteny, Monique, Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925), catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1991, ill. p. 178 nº 87.

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