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Félix Vallotton
LA DORDOGNE À BEYNAC, 1925
Estimate
220,000280,000
LOT SOLD. 275,000 CHF
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42
Félix Vallotton
LA DORDOGNE À BEYNAC, 1925
Estimate
220,000280,000
LOT SOLD. 275,000 CHF
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Swiss Art/Swiss Made

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Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
LA DORDOGNE À BEYNAC, 1925
Signed and dated with the artist's stamp lower right
Oil on canvas
73 x 54 cm
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Provenance

Sucession F. Vallotton, no. 323
Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, no. 1001
Charles Chamay, Lausanne (1941)
Marinette Perrenoud, l'Isle-sur-Sorgues
Galerie Vallotton, no. 79280 (1993)
Private collection, Switzerland (1995)
Sotheby's Zurich, 7th December 2009, lot 89
Private collection, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale by the present owner)

Exhibited

Lausanne, Galerie Vallotton, Acquisitions récentes, 1994, no. 8
Zurich, Galerie Römer, Félix Vallotton, 1994-95
Berne, Kunstmuseum, Félix Vallotton, Die Sonnenuntergänge, 2004-2005, no. 90
Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Félix Vallotton, Les couchers de soleil, 2005, no. 90

Literature

Livre de raison, no. 1558
Rudolf Koella, Félix Vallotton, Die Sonnenuntergänge - Les couchers de soleil, Kunstmuseum Berne, 2004-2005, exhibition catalogue, p. 248, no. 90, p. 218, ill.
Marina Ducrey in collaboration with Katia Poletti, Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), L'oeuvre peint, catalogue raisonné, Milan/Lausanne/Zurich, 2005, Vol. III, p. 861, no. 1667, ill.

Catalogue Note

Vallotton’s landscapes from his maturity differ from those executed at the beginning of the century. Rigorous composition has replaced anecdotal or spontaneous references which characterize, for example, the Nabi period. In this wonderful depiction of the Dordogne, nature becomes a pretext for the expression of a thought or state of mind. Thus, Vallotton combines realistic and stylized elements, characteristics of his most emblematic “paysage composé”, with an original colour palette and intense play of shadows and light. “La Dordogne à Beynac” epitomizes Vallotton’s mastery in his late oeuvre.

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