A painter, lithographer and draftsman, Maximilien Luce was born into a poor family in Paris on March 13, 1858. After an initial training as a wood carver at the Ecole des Arts décoratifs, he began to study engraving in 1872 and took evening courses to deepen his knowledge. In 1876 he entered the shop of the engraver Eugène Froment (1844-1900), with whom he traveled to London in 1877.
1887. Oil on canvas. 54 x 63 cm. Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, France.
1890. 50.5 x 79.5 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
1898. 100 x 81 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
1900. Oil on canvas. 81.2 x 60.3 cm. Private collection.
1901. Oil on canvas. 85 x 79.4 cm. Private collection.
1901. Oil on canvas. 63 x 53 cm. Montgomery Gallery. San Francisco, CA, USA.
1901. 73 x 60 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
1901. 46 x 39 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. . Read Note.
1902-1903. 153 x 195 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
1903-1905. Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
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