La Fenêtre ouverte à Nice
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1877 - 1953
La Fenêtre ouverte à Nice
Signed Raoul Dufy (lower right)
Oil on canvas
25 ¾ by 21 ¼ in. (65.3 by 54 cm)
Framed: 30 ½ by 26 ¼ in. (77.5 by 66.7 cm)
Painted in 1928.
The work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. Horizontal stretcher bar marks in the center of the composition. A fine web of craquelure throughout the composition, most notably in the blue and red pigments. Some pigment shrinkage in the red chairs in lower left and lower right quadrants. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent.
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Art Institute of Chicago, ed., Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, Chicago, 1961, p. 132
Edward Barry, “A Legacy that Grows—Winterbotham Collection,” The Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1963, p. F4
Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Geneva, 1976, no. 1234, illustrated p. 256
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Art Institute of Chicago, ed., The Joseph Winterbotham Collection: A Living Tradition, Chicago, 1986, p. 27 & illustrated p. 58
James N. Wood, Treasures of 19th and 20th Century Painting, Chicago, 1993, illustrated p. 231
Michael Boodro, “People are Talking about Art,” Vogue, April 1999, illustrated p. 232
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Lincoln, Nebraska Art Association, University of Nebraska, 56th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 1946, no. 161
Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, The Winterbotham Collection, 1947, n.n.
Chicago, Administration Building, Fifth Floor, University of Chicago, 1949 (on loan)
Chicago, Watson & Boaler, Art in Your Life, 1952, n.n.
San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art & Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Raoul Dufy, 1877–1953, 1954, no. 37
Des Moines, Des Moines Art Center, Communicating Art from Midwest Collections: American and European Painting and Sculpture, 1835–1955, 1955, no. 59
Purchase, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York & Houston, Contemporary Art Museum, The Window in Twentieth Century Art, 1986- 87, n.n.
Nagaoka, Japan, Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art & Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Masterworks of Modern Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, 1994, no. 33
West Palm Beach, The Norton Museum of Art; Memphis, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens; New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art & traveling, Raoul Dufy: Last of the Fauves, 1999-2000, no. 43, illustrated in the catalogue
Madrid, Museo nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Raoul Dufy, 2015, cat. 80.