Fernand Le Quesne, ‘Lady Liberty Leading the Way: An Allegory, France and the United States’, Skinner

39.25 x 25.375 in. (99.5 x 64.5 cm),

Exhibitions: The Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, at Brooklyn College, Tides of Immigration: Romantic Visions and Urban Realities, October 7-December 2, 1986, cat. no. 1 (illus.), lent by the Schweitzer Gallery.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a photocopy of the pamphlet from the Brooklyn exhibition.

Also marked "Collections/FRANCE C.G.M." on a printed paper label affixed to the stretcher. Two canvas stencils on the reverse read "60 Boul.e. Malesherbes Paris/ COQUELIN-HERAULT/ COULEURS FINE, TOILE...DE TABLEAUX"

Condition: Small tear to l.r. quadrant, craquelure, minor abrasions, minor surface grime.

Horizontal tear measuring.5 inch across located at l.r. edge, to the left of the lantern, 2.5 inches up from the bottom hedge. Staining to the reverse of the canvas.
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Signature: Signed "F. Le Quesne" l.r., identified on an auction label and on an exhibition label from The Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn (see below), both affixed to the stretcher, impressed with stamp "SCHWEITZER GALLERIES" in two places on the stretcher.

Skinner, Inc., American & European Paintings & Prints, May 15, 2009, Sale 2459, Lot 300.