RAOUL DUFY | CHAMP DE BLÉ EN NORMANDIE
Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of The San Diego Museum of Art
(1877 - 1953)
CHAMP DE BLÉ EN NORMANDIE
Signed Raoul Dufy and dated 1935 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
18¼ by 21⅝ in. (46.4 by 54.9 cm)
Framed: 27½ by 31 in. (70 by 78.7 cm)
Painted in 1935.
The work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. There are small spots of frame abrasion and associated losses in the upper left and lower right corners. There are some vertical lines of pigment accretions along the center of the right edge. There is some extremely minor pigment shrinkage to the dark brown pigments of the foliage approximately two inches in from the center right edge. Under UV inspection, no inpainting is apparent.
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Estate of the artist
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles (acquired in 1953)
Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego
A bequest from the above in 1972
Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Geneva, 1976, no. 1032, illustrated p. 84
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Hedendaagse Franse kunst, 1936, no. 150
Los Angeles, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Homage to Raoul Dufy, 1961, n.n.
San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, The Grant-Munger Collection, 1970, no. 37
West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art & traveling, Raoul Dufy: Last of the Fauves, 1999, no. 83