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Albert Marquet
1875 - 1947
REMORQUEUR SUR LA SEINE À MÉRICOURT
signed Marquet (lower left)
oil on canvas
65 by 81cm., 25 5/8 by 31 7/8 in.
Painted in 1937.
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This work is accompanied by an Attestation of Inclusion from the Wildenstein Institute, and it will be included in the forthcoming Marquet Digital Catalogue raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

Provenance

Madame Marcelle Marquet, Paris (the artist's wife)
Private Collection, Paris (acquired in the mid-1960s)
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 1st July 1998, lot 220
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

'No artist has the same relationship with light as Marquet. It is as if he owned it. He possesses the secret of a pure and intense light which fills all the sky with its uniform and colourless glow. Above the mud, the stagnant waters, the glistening stones, the smoke of railroad stations, an immense sky stretches with no blue, no azure, but how luminous! Luminous as daylight itself and so transparent that a painting by Marquet gives the impression of a large window being opened onto the outside...'
(Marcel Sembat, Marquet (exhibition catalogue), Le Plessis, 1985, p. 6)

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