Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), French
SOLITUDE (LA MAGDELEINE)
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.
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.
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;
Department: International Art