Maxime Maufra

The Embankment of Lagny under Flood Water


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Maxime Maufra 1861–1918
Original title
Le Quai de Lagny inondé
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 457 × 549 mm
Presented by Mr and Mrs Julian Lousada 1938

Catalogue entry

Maxime Maufra 1861-1918

N04947 Le Quai de Lagny inondé (The Embankment at Lagny under Flood Water) 1908

Inscribed 'Maufra' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 21 5/8 (46 x 55)
Presented by Mr and Mrs Julian Lousada 1938
Prov: With Durand-Ruel, Paris (purchased from the artist 2 April 1908); with Goupil Gallery, London; Mr and Mrs Julian Lousada, London
Exh: Goupil Gallery Salon, Goupil Gallery, London, October-November 1927 (139); Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Modern Artists, Leicester Galleries, London, July-September 1934 (64)
Lit: Arsène Alexandre, Maxime Maufra: Peintre Marin et Rustique (1861-1918) (Paris 1926), pp.108, 205

Painted early in 1908 during the flooding of the Marne at Lagny, sixteen miles east of Paris. There is another picture of the same view entitled 'The Marne at Lagny, Flood Time', painted a few yards further forward and showing the scene a little more to the right (Durand-Ruel photo no.6035).

Maufra also made studies of the floods at Chelles, a short distance away, and at Gournay to the north of Paris.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.503-4, reproduced p.503

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