Willy Finch 1854 - 1930
"Samedi" or "Le Fumeur"
oil on canvas 179 x 114,5 cm c. 1885
PROVENANCE: Gustave Kéfer, Brussels
Jean Renard, Brussels
Sale, Galerie Georges Giroux, Brussels, 7 December 1925, lot 4
Sale, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, 6 November 1950, lot 27
EXHIBITED: Brussels, Les XX, 1885, cat.no.6
Helsinki, Finnish National Museum, Exhibition of French and Belgian artists, 1904, cat.no.26
Brussels, Tzwern-Aisinber Fine Arts, Le cercle des XX, 10 May-24 June 1989, cat.no.25 (illustrated)
LITERATURE: Victor Reding, "Le salon des XX" in La Fédération Artistique, 1885, no.18, pp.137-140
D.Derrey-Capon a.o., A.W.Finch 1854-1930, Brussels 1992, p.165 (illustrated)
Finnish National Museum, A.W.Finch 1854-1930, Helsinki 1991, p.123 (illustrated)
To be included in the Catalogue raisonné on the artist's work, currently being prepared by the Belgian Art Research Institute


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