International Art Auction

June 20, 2016

LOT 25

Lot 25

Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)

Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)
Lot 25 Details
Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), French


Oil on canvas laid on canvas with an aluminum sheet placed at the back under the stretcher; signed upper right
35.9" x 26" — 91.2 x 66 cm.

Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Realised: $14,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)
  • Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)
  • Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)
  • Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905)

Osgood’s Book & Art Store, Claremont, NH, USA label to the frame;
Ex. Coll. Joseph H. Lang, Toronto;
His sale at Christie’s, New York, 24 May 1989, lot 14, with their lot and sale number inscribed in white chalk to the frame: “Lot 14/ 6834”;
Waddington's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Toronto, ON, 30 November 1989, Lot 1105;
Acquired from the above by Ms. Aileen Sinclair, Canada;
By descent


This image of a penitent figure with clasped hands, was first executed by Henner in a work that showed at the Paris salon in 1878. Henner would replicate the composition, which featured Cécile Vathier as its model, numerous times during his artistic career.


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LOT 25

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 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
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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