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Village près de la Rivière

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876 - 1958)

Oil on canvas, signed. Painted 1911 – 1912
Canvas size: 28.5 x 36in / 73 x 92cm
Frame size: 36.5 x 44in / 93 x 112cm


‘Village près de la Rivière’ was painted during the period of Vlaminck’s career just after the brief period of Fauvism.  In 1907 he had seen the posthumous retrospective of Cézanne’s work, and was so impressed with it that he introduced similar structures into his own paintings.  His colour palette was also changing from the intensity of the Fauves to a more subdued tonality, giving a peacefulness to his work that was soon to be shattered by the outbreak of World War 1.


Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Galerie Alex Maguy, Paris
Galerie de l’Elysée (Alex Maguy), Paris (1961).
Sale, Mes Ader, Picard et Tajan, Paris, 20 June 1974, lot E.
Georges Bernheim, Paris.
Galerie Urban, Paris.
Mildred J. Langston, Rumson, New Jersey.
Private Collection, USA (by descent)
Sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 19 October 1977, lot 37 (titled ‘Bougival’).
Private Collection (acquired at the above).
Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 14 November 1990, lot 398. (titled ‘Bougival’)
Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry B. Bass.


This painting is sold with a certificate of inclusion from the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, and will be included in the forthcoming digital catalogue raisonné.


Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, March-May 2015, p. 72, no. 35 (illustrated in colour p. 73; titled ‘Bougival’; dated ‘circa 1910’).

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Title: Village près de la Rivière Artist Name: Maurice de Vlaminck