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RAOUL DUFY | NU AUX PAPILLONS

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December 14, 05:19 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Harriet Griffin Whitelaw


RAOUL DUFY

1877 - 1953

NU AUX PAPILLONS


Signed Raoul Dufy (lower right)

Watercolor and brush and ink on paper

21¾ by 27⅞ in. (55.2 by 70.8 cm)

Framed: 30⅜ by 35¾ in. (77.1 by 90.8 cm)

Executed in 1930.

This work is evocative of Dufy's most highly sought-after Fauve compositions. The sumptuous female nude is surrounded by colorful butterflies bursting with vivaciousness. Butterflies are art historically important motifs for their metamorphic qualities and their ephemerality which is often referred to in Dutch vanitas