RAOUL DUFY | LES MANNEQUINS AUX COURSES
(1877 - 1953)
LES MANNEQUINS AUX COURSES
Signed Raoul Dufy (toward lower right); variously inscribed around the perimeter of the composition
Collage, gouache and pencil on card
11¾ by 20 in. (29.8 by 50.8 cm)
Framed: 16½ by 24¼ in. (41.9 by 61.6 cm)
Executed in 1920.
Executed on card which has been hinged to a mount on two places along the upper edge of its verso. The bottom edge of the card has been cut with one minor associated loss and the top edge has stains and remnants of tape from a previous mounting. Additional tape runs vertically along the left and right edges with a couple minor creases within the tape. The image itself fills a space approximately 9 by 17 inches with various inscriptions presented throughout the outer margins. The female figures are painted collage elements. Margins are variously stained but the central composition is largely in very good state with some minor shrinkage, abrasion and staining inherent to the artist's process. The work is in overall very good condition.
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Wildenstein & Co., New York
Sale: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 17, 1979, lot 462
Frost & Reed, London
Private Collection, United Kingdom (sale: Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 1998, lot 561)
Private Collection, Monaco (acquired at the above sale)
Galerie d'Art Moderne Le Point, Monaco
Sale: Christie's, London, June 27, 2002, lot 349
Frost & Reed, London
Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired from the above in 2004 and sold: Sotheby's, London, February 7, 2013, lot 210)
Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, vol. I, Paris, 1981, no. 852, illustrated p. 310