Oil on canvas
28 x 23 inches
38 x 32 ½ inches framed
Signed lower left: Albert André
Executed circa 1912
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Evelyne Yeatman-Eiffel.
Purchased directly from Albert André by the Durand-Ruel Co. on July 4, 1921, stock no. 12001, photo 9722
Sold to Galerie George Petit on April 18, 1925
On Loan at the Los Angeles County Museum, accompanied by the museum's seal, Acc. No: A.809.38-18
Purchased by Galerie Rolly-Michaux Boston-New York, April 17, 1974
Purchased by the Pollack family, descended to Edith Pollack
Purchased from Pollack family
André Retrospective, Bordeaux, France
In Femme en Rose Cousant dans le Jardin, André exemplifies this approach as he paints a woman sewing in a garden. According to Evelyne Yeatman-Eiffel, this painting bears a striking similarity to Dans Le Jardin de Laudun, reproduced on page 75 of the monograph Albert André which has been dated to 1912. In Femme En Rose Cousant Dans Le Jardin, André is working with several techniques that are unique for this period in Art history. For examples, the brushwork is specific to Post-Impressionism and in particular, Albert André. He deviates from the dense brushwork commonly associated with the Impressionists. Instead, André takes a unique approach to the canvas by finding a medium between heavy and light pigment use. The color palette is intelligently chosen; André implements contrasting colors which lead the eye around the canvas. With the exception of the garden trellis in the background, André paints all the figures on the same plain, a common theme in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. Femme En Rose Cousant Dans Le Jardin is a perfect example of Albert André’s work and that of the Post-Impressionists.