Property from a Private Collection, New York
1877 - 1953
Signed Raoul Dufy (toward lower center)
Pencil on paper laid down on card
Sheet: 19 by 24¾ in. (48.3 by 62.9 cm)
Mount: 24½ by 30⅛ in. (62.2 by 76.5 cm)
Framed: 30¼ by 35¾ in. (76.8 by 90.8 cm)
Executed in 1926.
The work is in very good condition. Executed on cream laid paper. The sheet has been laid down on card which has been laid down on board. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There is a very small loss to the paper at upper center. There is minor mat staining to the left, right and lower edges of the sheet. The medium is strong.
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Coleman Art Gallery, Philadelphia
Edward R. Schaible, Philadelphia (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, February 16, 1989, lot 122)
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, New York, October 6, 1998, lot 55)
Acquired at the above sale
Pierre Courthion, Raoul Dufy, Paris, 1929, illustrated pl. XXXIV
Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, vol. I, Paris, 1991, no. 210, illustrated p. 97