FRANCIS PICABIA | EFFET D'AUTOMNE DANS L'YVONNE
Journey through France: A Private Collection of Post-Impressionist Paintings
(1879 - 1953)
EFFET D'AUTOMNE DANS L'YVONNE
Signed Picabia and dated 1907 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
15 by 18¼ in. (38.1 by 46.3 cm)
Framed: 24½ by 27 in. (62.2 by 68.6 cm)
Painted in 1907.
The canvas is unlined. There is tape running around the stretcher, part of which is visible along the perimeter of the canvas. There is a web of stable craquelure throughout the composition. There is some pigment shrinkage in the thicker areas of yellow pigment in the lower left quadrant and some pigment shrinkage in the blue pigments of the sky in the upper right quadrant. The surface is richly textured and the impasto is well-preserved. Under UV inspection, there are a few small strokes of inpainting in the blue pigments of the sky near the upper right corner and a circular area of retouching in the red and yellow pigments at the crown of the tall tree, toward the upper right corner. Some other original pigments fluoresce in areas where there appears to be no retouching. The work is in good condition.
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Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 8, 1909, lot 65
Cosme Saenz, Artigues-près-Bordeaux
Private Collection, France (by descent from the above and sold: Hôtel des Ventes, Bordeaux, December 4, 1997, lot 16)
Private Collection (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2010, lot 27)
Acquired at the above sale
William A. Camfield, Beverley Calté, Candace Clements, Arnauld Pierre & Pierre Calté, Francis Picabia, Catalogue Raisonné, 1898-1914, vol. I, New Haven & London, 2014, no. 316, illustrated in color p. 266