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Décor pour les Ballets Russes

Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953)

Gouache and watercolor on paper, signed. Painted c.1933
Paper size: 18.5 x 25.5in / 47 x 65cm
Frame size: 29 x 36in / 73 x 91cm



“I know the sea as a swimmer, as a sailor and as a painter. It is as a painter that I love it the most! To me, the most beautiful shapes created by man are the violin, and the hull of a boat”.


Raoul Dufy, quoted in Raoul Dufy, séries et séries noires, exh. cat, Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, 1997, p. 189.


Alex, Reid & Lefevre (The Lefevre Gallery), London
Private Collection, London (acquired from the above before 1939)
Thence by descent


This painting is sold with a photo-certificate from Fanny Guillon-Laffaille and will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of aquarelles currently in preparation.

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Title: Décor pour les Ballets Russes Artist Name: Raoul Dufy