International Art

November 2025, 2021
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LOT 19

Lot 19

Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)

Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)
Lot 19 Details
Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921), French


Oil on canvas; signed lower left, ascribed to "Firmin Girard" in pencil to Watson Gallery label attached verso, inscribed erroneously "Chas Fermin Girard" and titled "A Reverie" to the nameplate on the frame recto
18.25 ins x 24 ins; 46.4 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $9,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)
  • Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)
  • Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)
  • Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)
  • Marie-Francois-Firmin Girard  (called Firmin-Girard) (1838-1921)

The Watson Gallery, Montreal remains of gallery label mounted with the red wax seal of William Watson verso;
Private Collection, Quebec


E. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 5, p. 34 documents a painting entitled "Réverie" which may be this work


William Robinson Watson, a Canadian art dealer, was born in Freshfield, England in 1887. He immigrated to Canada in 1905 and three years later acquired the business of Montreal art dealer, John Ogilvy. In 1921 Watson established Watson Art Galleries at St. Catherine and Bishop streets and in 1932 he moved the gallery to Sherbrooke St., Montreal where it remained until Watson's retirement in March 1958.


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LOT 19

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