Lot 17
  • 17

Raoul Dufy

90,000 - 120,000 EUR
112,500 EUR
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  • Raoul Dufy
  • L'Avenue du Bois, Le Palais rose
  • signed Raoul Dufy (lower left)
  • oil on canvas


Georges Daelemans, Brussels
Galerie Le Centaure, Brussels
Private collection
Sale: Christie's, London, 5th February 2015, lot 451
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Dufy dans les collections belges, 1943, no. 13 (possibly)
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Raoul Dufy, 1953, no. 46, mentionned in the catalogue p. 27
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Raoul Dufy, 1973, no. 62, illustrated in the catalogue nn


Christian Zervos, Raoul Dufy, Paris, 1928, no. 57, illustrated nn
Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné de œuvre peint, vol. III, Geneva, 1976, no. 965, illustrated p. 36

Catalogue Note

At number 40, avenue du Bois, the Palais Rose was as sumptuous and as unavoidable as its owner, the superb Boniface (nicknamed Boni) de Castellane, in the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the roaring twenties.

A place of grandiose masked balls, rivalled only by those of the Hotel Lambert orchestrated by the Baron Alexis de Rédé, the Palais Rose was pitilessly destroyed in 1969. In 1926, Raoul Dufy fortunately painted it in its entire splendor.