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Breton Peasants Seated beside a Menhir

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Inscription

Lower right: LSimon (L and S joined)

Provenance

Before about 1912, with Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris [see note 1]. Between 1894 and 1914, acquired in Paris by Harriet Travers (Mrs. George Richmond) Fearing, Sr. (b. 1849 - d. 1931), Paris and Boston; by descent to her son, George R. Fearing, Jr. (b. 1871), Boston; 1942, gift of George R. Fearing to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1942) NOTES: [1] The painting was published in 1912, with the photography credit given to Bernheim-Jeune; see "A French Painter: Lucien Simon," The International Studio 47, no. 186 (August, 1912), p. 97. There is a Bernheim-Jeune label on the reverse of the painting's stretcher (stock no. 19136).

Credit Line

Gift of George R. Fearing

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Dimensions

98.1 x 125.4 cm (38 5/8 x 49 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.572

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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