ROGER DE LA FRESNAYE | NATURE MORTE À L’OEUF
Cubism and Beyond
ROGER DE LA FRESNAYE
(1885 - 1925)
NATURE MORTE À L’OEUF
Signed R De La Fresnaye and dated 10 (upper right)
Oil on board mounted on panel
26 by 20 in. (66.2 by 50.9 cm)
Framed: 36 by 30 in. (91.4 by 76.2 cm)
Painted in 1910.
This work is in very good condition. The board is sound. Surface retains a lovely texture. One surface abrasion extending horizontally from the lower center of the right edge near lower center of that edge, in towards the bottom of the pitcher. One possible dot of paint loss in the larger fruit. Under UV light some fine hairlines of retouching in the above mentioned surface abrasion. Some further strokes of possible inpainting to the bottle. In addition some original pigments fluoresce but no further other retouching is apparent.
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John Quinn, New York (acquired by 1926)
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Jerome H. Stone, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1952)
Acquired in 2015
John Quinn, Forbes Watson & Bruce Rogers, The John Quinn (1870-1925) Collection of Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings & Sculpture, Huntington, 1926, illustrated p. 55 (with incorrect dimensions)
Germain Seligman, Roger de la Fresnaye, Neuchâtel, 1969, p. 130
There is a larger, unsigned but almost identical version of the present work in the collection of the Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.