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Canvas stamps

From: Malgorzata Podkanska <mpodkanska>
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2002
Paula Dredge <paulad [at] ag__nsw__gov__au> writes

>I am trying to pin down a date of a canvas stamp from Lucien

A couple of years ago I reconstructed the damaged canvas support of
the painting stamped on the back side with the oval stamp "Toiles et
couleurs, Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet, 13 rue Vavin". As far as I know,
Lucien Lefevre-Foinet was the merchant of the painter's supplies, as
ie. ready to use canvases on stretchers and paints for artists, and
his shop was located close by Jardin de Luxembourg, and Boulevard de
Montparnasse in Paris.

Many artists from the turn of 19/20th centuries and first half of
the 20th century, working in Paris, used his materials. His stamp
can be found on the works by Eugene Boudin (National Gallery of
Scotland, Glasgow), Paul-Emile Borduas (see
<> for a very
interesting web site about the conservation of his works--you will
find the photo of the stamp here), and Louis Kronberg. The earliest
date of the presence of the stamp I know is 1870, on the dated
painting "Still-life with the fish" by Antoine Vollon, conserved in
Amsterdam. It is possible that Lefebvre run also a art gallery, but
it can be the misinterpretation of a different Lefevre-Foinet stamp
(ie. with the name only).

Margaret Podkanska,
art historian, textile conservator
Paris, France

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