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PROPERTY OF A MONTREAL ESTATE

Raoul Dufy
LE MANOIR DU VALLON 
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
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232

PROPERTY OF A MONTREAL ESTATE

Raoul Dufy
LE MANOIR DU VALLON 
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Raoul Dufy
1877 - 1953
LE MANOIR DU VALLON 
Signed Raoul Dufy and dated 1934 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
18 1/4 by 21 3/4 in.
46.3 by 55.2 cm
Painted in 1934.
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Fanny Guillon-Laffaille has confirmed that this work will be included in the second supplement of the Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint de Raoul Dufy currently in preparation.

Provenance

Galeries Georges Petit, Paris
Alex, Reid & Lefevre, London (acquired from the above on July 10, 1936)
Scott & Sons, Montreal (acquired by 1938)
Huntly Redpath Drummond, Montreal (acquired in 1938)
Thence by descent

Exhibited

Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Oeuvres récentes de Raoul Dufy, 1936, no. 27
London, Alex, Reid & Lefevre, Raoul Dufy, 1936, no. 32
London, Alex, Reid & Lefevre, Oil Paintings and Watercolours, "The Chateaux of the Loire" by Raoul Dufy, 1938, n.n.

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts the house of Étienne Bignou, the celebrated Parisian dealer who was Dufy's friend and agent. Bignou advised major American collectors on important acquisitions including those Chester Dale and Dr. Albert Barnes. Dufy visited Bignou's house in Vallon, Normandy several times between 1934-37 and would dedicate approximately ten canvases to the theme. In the present work, Dufy chose to depict the house from a three-quarter angle to highlight the Tudor-style architecture. The red flowers and blooming orchard surrounding the house are an ode to the natural beauty and abundance of the artist's native Normandy.

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