Maxime Maufra, ‘Return of the Shrimp-Fishing Boats, Le Croisic’, 1906, R. S. Johnson Fine Art

In the 1890s, Maufra was one of the artists of Galerie Durand-Ruel, the major dealer for the Impressionists. Durand-Ruel’s artists included Cassatt, Degas, Guillaumin, Lebourg, Maufra, Monet, Moret, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley. Maufra’s representation was taken over at a later date by Durand-Ruel’s leading competitor, Georges Petit, whose gallery also had obtained Sisley’s contract already in 1888 and eventually was to handle other impressionist artists including Monet. Galerie Georges Petit published Arsène Alexandre’s book, Maxime Maufra in 1926.

Signature: Signed and dated, lower left

About Maxime Maufra

French , 1861-1918, Nantes, France, based in Brittany, France and Paris