Canadian Fine Art

May 29June 03, 2021
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LOT 11

Lot 11


Lot 11 Details


pastel on paper
29.5 ins x 35.25 ins; 74.9 cms x 89.5 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Private Collection, Quebec


Brittany attracted tourists and artists alike, due to its charming scenery as well as for the traditional way of life that the locals continued to practice. A picturesque subject for artists, the customary Breton dress can be seen in this painting. Freiman often made portraits of Bretons in her work from this period, but maintained a particular interest in scenes from the marketplace. When Freiman relocated to New York City in 1939, she would again rekindle her interest in portraying the hurly burly of bustling scenes by painting orchestras and onstage performances.

In Marché en Bretagne, the artist’s limited palette has the effect of converting the crowd into a rhythmic pattern. This transforms a composition that should be rather chaotic into something more lyrical through Freiman’s use of economical red outlines and repetitive blue forms.


The work is in very good condition with minute condition issues. Please contact us for a detailed report.

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LOT 11

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
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