Hippolyte Petitjean french, 1854 – 1929 . Sous-bois 1890 – 94 Oil on board, laid on panel 11 5 ⁄ 8 x 15 5 ⁄
8 in. ( 29 . 6 x 40 cm)
provenance: Galerie Zack, Paris; Private collection, acquired from above in 1966 ; Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne; Sale Sothebys New York, May 4 , 2011 (lot 258 ); With Stephen Ongpin Fine Art; Private Collection.
exhibitions: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum. A Feast of Colour Post- Impressionists from private collections . September 15 –November 25 , 1990 . excat, John Sillevis, Hans Verbeek and Hans Kraan. p. 160 – 61 , no 58 ; Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Lausanne, Fondation de l’Hermitage. Pointillisme: Sur les traces de Seurat , ( Pointillismus auf den Spuren von Georges Seurat ). September 6 –November 30 , 1997 , continuing to Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, January 23 –May 31 , 1998 . Rainer Budde, ed., exhibition catalogue, p. 253 , no 101 . Accompanied by a photo-certificate from Stéphane Kempa and to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné. Although he lived until the age of seventy-five, Petitjean was never very prolific as a painter. His subject matter was diverse and included landscapes, urban scenes, mythological subjects and, occasionally, portraits.
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