Oil painting on canvas 38 x 54.5 cm (15 x 21.5 in)
Description: The painting shows a blue boat moored at the bank of the Seine with foliage to the foreground and far bank visible in the distance.
Signature / Inscription: Signed ‘Durenne’ (lower right) Handwritten verso: 'The Seine in the spring, 1905' and inventory '2826 Durenne 1860-1944'
Provenance: Millon & Associés, Paris, France, May 5th 2010, Lot 122, 'Paintings, drawings and prints, modern and contemporary furniture and showcase items', Includes a certificate from Mr. Claude Guigue, grandson of the artist (Sold)
________ Millon & Associés, Paris, France, January 19th 2009, Lot 59 'Art moderne et contemporaine' (Modern and contemporary art), Includes aforementioned certificate (Unsold)
________ Millon & Associés, Paris, France, November 28th 2008, Lot 316, 'Tableaux & Sculptures Impressionnistes XIXE et Moderne' (19th Century and Modern Impressionist Paintings & Sculptures), Includes aforementioned certificate
________ Eric Pillon Encheres, Versailles, France, December 9th 2007, Lot 173, titled 'La barque bleue en bord de Seine' (The blue boat on the banks of the Seine), 'Tableaux XIX, Impressionistes, Post-Impressionistes, et Moderne - Sculptures' (19th Century Paintings, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and Modern - Sculptures)
________ Cassagne, Romans-sur-Isère, France, November 9th 1997 (Sold)
Literature: Nicole de la Villemarqué; E.A Durenne 1860-1944, post impressionniste à la Galerie Durand Ruel, Nancy 2007, reproduced p 66.