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Untitled (Vaches dans les pleins de Normandie)

Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953)

Oil on canvas, signed dated 1905, signed and inscribed ‘F. Picabia Vaches dans les pleins de Normandie’ (on the stretcher)
Canvas size: 20 x 26in / 51 x 66cm
Frame size: 27 x 33in / 69 x 84cm

PROVENANCE

Acquired by David Montagu (1928-1998), 4th Baron Swaythling before 1965.

LITERATURE

W.A. Camfield, Francis Picabia, Princeton, 1979, no. 14 (illustrated; titled ‘Landscape’).
M.L. Borràs, Picabia, London, 1985, no. 25, p. 503 (illustrated fig. 132, p. 66; titled ‘Cows in a Normandy Pasture’).
W.A. Camfield, B. Calté, C. Clements & A. Pierre, Francis Picabia, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, 1898-1914, New Haven & London, 2014, no. 198, p. 224 (illustrated).

Exhibited

Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Francis Picabia, Exposició Antològica, January – March, 1985, no. 7, p. 365 (titled ‘Vaches dans les plains de Normandie’ and with incorrect dimensions); this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Fundació Caixa de Pensions, April – May 1985.

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Title: Untitled (Vaches dans les pleins de Normandie) Artist Name: Francis Picabia