1888 - 1964
BOUQUET DE FLEURS
Signed Jean Dufy (lower left)
Oil on canvas
9¼ by 6 in. (23.5 by 15.2 cm)
Framed: 15⅞ by 12⅝ in. (40.3 by 32.1 cm)
Painted circa 1951-52.
The canvas is lined. The colors are bright and well-preserved. There is frame abrasion to the left and right edges of the canvas; This is not visible when the work is framed. Under UV light: strokes of inpainting are present to the left, right and upper edges, as well as in a approximately 1.5 inch line to the background at right. The work is in overall good condition.
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Private Collection, France (and sold: Besch, Cannes, August 22, 1989, lot 152)
Private Collection, France
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Jacques Bailly, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Jean Dufy, vol. I, Paris, 2002, no. B.661, illustrated p. 327