L'Entracte - souvenir d'Italie
signed and inscribed 'Gaston la Touche/ G-D' (lower left)
oil on panel
30 x 3134 in. (76 x 80.5 cm.)
with G.M. Lotinga Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the late Monty and Barbie Passes on 3 October 1960.
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The present lot is inscribed with the initials G.D. for ‘Gros Douet’ indicating that it was executed at the artist’s summer residence. Gros Douet or Gros-Doibt is the name of a property which belonged to Gaston La Touche's family and located in the village of Champsecret in the Orne region of lower Normandy.

We are grateful to Roy Brindley and Selina Baring Maclennan for their assistance in cataloguing this lot, which is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné, which is currently in preparation.

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