Frédéric Bazille / Landscape by the Lez River / 1870Frédéric Bazille
Landscape by the Lez River

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Creator Name: Bazille Jean-Frédéric
Creator Nationality: French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1841 - 1870
Creator Name-CRT: Frédéric Bazille
Title: Landscape by the Lez River
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1870
Creation End Date: 1870
Creation Date: 1870
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 54 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. (138.4 x 201.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Signed:LL in black: [F. Bazille 1870] (signed posthumously?)Inscribed:Signature and Date
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 69.23
Credit Line: Special Arts Reserve Fund
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Marc Bazille, Montpellier, France [1845-1923], brother of the artist; by descent to Frédéric Bazille, Montpellier, France, nephew of the artist. Mme. Guerschmain, Paris, France. (Galerie Louis Carré, Paris, France by 1945). (Wildenstein and Co., Paris, France by 1950); Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York, New York in April, 1954; (Wildenstein and Co., New York, New York repurchased November, 1963); sold to MIA in 1969.
Context: Frédéric Bazille worked on this landscape near his family home near Montpellier, in the Languedoc region of southern France, shortly before he was killed in action during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
Exhibition History: - Montpellier, Musée Fabre, "Exposition internationale, Rétrospective Bazille" (May, 1927 - June, 1927), no. 31 (as 'Castelnau, la vallée du Lez').
Exhibition History: - Montpellier, Musée Fabre, "Centenaire de Frédéric Bazille" (May, 1941 - June, 1941), no. 38, p. 7, repr.
Exhibition History: - Paris, France, Galerie Louis Carré, "Paysages de France" (1945).
Exhibition History: - Paris, Wildenstein and Company, "Rétrospective Bazille" (June, 1950 - July, 1950), no. 66, repr. no. 43 and on cover.
Exhibition History: - New Orleans, Louisiana, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, "Masterpieces of French Painting through Five Centuries" (October 17, 1954 - January 10, 1954), no. 71, p. 48.
Exhibition History: - Dayton, Ohio, Art Institute, "French Paintings 1789-1929 from the Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr." (March 25, 1960 - May 22, 1960), no. 53, p. 61, repr., p. 130 [catalogue notes by Priscilla C. Cole].
Exhibition History: - Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, "The Past Rediscovered: French Painting 1800-1900" (1969), no. 1 (a).
Exhibition History: - Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, "Frédéric Bazille and Early Impressionism" (March 4, 1978 - April 30, 1978); no. 59, pp. 118, 119, illus. p. 119, color plate 59. [catalogue entries by J. Patrice Marandel]
Exhibition History: - Montpellier, France, Musée Fabre, "Bazille et ses Amis" (July 9, 1992 - October 4, 1992); subsequently, Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art (November 12, 1992 - January 24, 1993); Memphis, Tennessee, Dixon Gallery and Gardens (February 14, 1993 - April 25, 1993) [exhibition catalogue: French version "Frédéric Bazille et ses amis impressionistes," Montpellier, Musée Fabre, 1992, p. 12, fig. 1, color repr.; English version "Frederic Bazille, Prophet of Impressionism," translated and published by the Brooklyn Museum, 1992, p. 12, fig. 1, color repr.
Exhibition History: - Paris, Grand Palais, "The Origins of Impressionism" (April 19, 1994 - August 8, 1994); subsequently, New York, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (September 27, 1994 - January 8, 1995), no. 15, repr. fig. 100, p. 78, color repr. [essays by Gary Tinterow and Henri Loyette]
AMICA ID: MIA_.69.23
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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