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Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844-1925)
Peasant Woman Resting, 1903
Oil on canvas
22 x 16 in. (55.9 x 40.6 cm)
Gift of Emilie L. Heine in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Hauck, 1940.978

Signed lower left: "L. Lhermitte"

Woman seated on a bundle of wheat with her legs crossed, resting her head in the palm of her right hand. She grasps her right leg with her left hand. A scythe is on the ground in the lower right corner.

Alternate Titles:
Le Repos


1903:   (Boussoud, Valadon & Cie, Paris, sold to [1])
1903:   (Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, New York and Paris)
    (M. Knoedler & Co. [2])
Until April 11-12, 1928:   Private Collection, sold at Anderson Galleries, New York, April 11-12, 1928, lot 135, to [3]
April 11-12, 1928-?:   L. P. Valentine [4]
By at least 1940-1949:   Emilie L. Heine, Cincinnati, given with life interest to [5]
1949-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Inventory no. 27964.

[2] Inventory no. 3462.

[3] The auction was composed of works from the following four collections: John Anderson, Jr., Brooklyn; Henry Clay Pierre, New York and St. Louis; James E. Newell, Brooklyn; Hans Mueller, Kentucky; and Charles H. Senff, New York.

[4] Listed as the buyer in Art News, April 21, 1928, p. 18.

[5] Emilie L. Heine, a collector with a penchant for the Barbizon school, began collecting art around 1912 and continued until the mid-1940s. The majority of the paintings were acquired for her Cincinnati home during the 1920s and 1930s, but specific dates of purchase for most are unknown. Heine gave this painting and numerous others to the CAM with life interest reserved in 1940. The Heine collection came to the CAM after her death in 1949.

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