Stanislas Victor Edouard Lepine
Caen 1835 - 1892 Paris
‘Les Terrassiers’ working at the old Montmartre watering place
The reverse of the painting bears an old red wax stamp from the Rouart collection as well as inventory labels 19/Rouart, 3945 and 415.
The old 'abreuvoir' or watering place in Montmartre was a once charming spot frequented by many local people and animals in order to rehydrate on the hot summer days. Today it is only the street name (Rue de l'Abreuvoir) that stands to remind us of its previous history.
From the collection of Alexis Rouart, Paris;
His sale, Drouot Paris 8-11th May 1911, lot 147;
Private Collection, UK
Robert & Manuel Schmit, 'Stanislas Lépine, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint', Savigny-sur- Orge, 1993, p. 87, n°210