This work will be included in Volume II of the catalogue raisonné being prepared by Odile Aittouarès.
Private Collection, Oslo (acquired circa 1920-30 and sold: Blomqvist, Oslo, May 15, 2007, lot 30)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
The Havrais painter Friesz was one of the last artists to join the Fauve movement. In 1905 he was still painting in an essentially Impressionist manner and it was only in Antwerp in 1906 with Braque that he really began to develop as a Fauve painter. John Elderfield states, "In 1906, Braque and Friesz were not even at the stage of colorful subjects... It was only when the pair traveled south, as their colleagues had done before, that their color was fully liberated from the atmospheric and the impressionist and their Fauve styles were fully established" (John Elderfield, Fauvism and its Affinities, New York, 1976, p. 79).
Fig 1 Georges Braque, La Ciotat, 1906-7, Oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago
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