Oil on canvas board
32,5 x 40,5 cm / 12,8 x 15,9 in
Signed lower left : HE. Cross
Natascha Golubeff, Viktor Golubeff's wife, Paris.
Eugène Descaves, Paris.
Sale Hôtel Drouot, "Collection M. Eugène Descaves", March 28th, 1919, n°8 (under the title "Jardin de roses").
Vildrac Gallery, Paris.
Private collection (by inheritance from the previous).
Druet Gallery, Henri-Edmond Cross, Paris, March 21st - April 8th, 1905, n°17.
La Libre Esthétique, Interprétations du Midi, Brussels, 1913, n°57.
Les Amis de Saint-Tropez, Galerie de Paris, May 2nd - June 10th, 1961, n°19 (under the title "Paysage fleuri").
Henri-Edmond Cross, peindre le bonheur, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, November 17th 2018 - February 17th 2019.
Druet Gallery, Paris, "Henri-Edmond Cross", Exhibition Catalogue, 1905, listed under the n°17, p.12.
Galerie de Paris, "Les Amis de Saint-Tropez", Exhibition Catalogue, 1961, listed under the n°19.
Isabelle Compin, "H.E. Cross", Quatre Chemins - Editart, Paris, 1964, illustrated in black and white under the n°134, p.235.
Henri-Edmond Cross, peindre le bonheur, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, 2018, illustrated under the n°12, p.54.
This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre d'Henri-Edmond Cross being prepared by M. Patrick Offenstadt. Notification of inclusion dated March 22nd, 2017.
Douai 1856 - Saint-Clair 1910
Henri-Edmond Cross (born Henri-Edmond Delacroix) is a neo-impressionist painter, pioneer of the pointillist movement and founding member of the Salon des Indépendants.
In 1876, the artist began studying law in Lille before leaving to Paris to study at the School of Fine Arts. During his stay in the capital, he began to paint in François Bonvin's studio and exhibited his works in the Salons where he met Claude Monet, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Under the influence of these painters, Cross's palette became more vibrant, luminous and with Signac, the artist became a supporter of pointillism, creating compositions increasingly dictated by divisionist theories of colour.
His works are now part of the collections of the Metropolitan museum of Art, the MoMA in New York, the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the musée d'Orsay in Paris.