Pencil drawing on paper, 4 1/4" square inside the mat, 9 1/4" by 9 1/4" as framed, signed at lower right "Luce", the subject an elderly man at left and elderly woman at right, both reading a letter or periodical. The paper is browned with age, though, evenly, and there's a small crown-shaped stain that looks like an ink blot, irregularly shaped, at lower right. The work is affixed to a board on which is written in old hand "No. 20". The mat, with its hand-drawn border, seems to be glued down around the drawing. MAXIMILIEN LUCE (1858-1941) was a prolific French artist, often called a "second-tier" impressionist, Pointillist, or Neo-Impressionist. He worked in many media, and works have sold for decades at auctions around the world. Drawings can be had for modest sums, while a number of paintings have exceeded one million dollars, and recently one sold for over $4,000,000, establishing a record for the artist. Luce was friendly with artists like Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Louis Valtat, and Theo van Rysselberghe. Here is an opportunity to own a piece that was created by an artist at the heart of artistic creation in late 19th century Europe. **ALLOW FOR REFLECTIONS IN SOME IMAGES*** Shipping wizard figures are guesstimates. See the net for much, much more information on this artist and his works. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND DRAWINGS NOW IN MY SHOP.
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