Description & Technical information

Louis Valtat was identified by the late, great, art collector and dealer Ambroise Vollard as one of the most exciting painters working in Paris at the turn of the 20th century.  On Renoir’s advice, Vollard made an agreement with Valtat to purchase almost all of the artist’s work for the first decade of the 20th century (1902 – 1912).  

Valtat’s brushwork employs light strokes inspired by the
Impressionists, combined with strong outlines influenced by his contemporaries. He is known as a member of the fauvists – sometimes translated as “wild beasts” for their aggressive use of colour. 

Date:  c.1898
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed ‘L. Valtat’ (lower left)

Dimensions: 64.77 x 54.1 cm (25¹/₂ x 21¹/₄ inches)

Henri M. Petit

Private Collection, United Kingdom


Rainer Budde, Barbara Schaefer, Miracle de la couleur, exh. catalogue

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, 8. September - 9.

Dezember 2001, Cologne, 2001, p. 444-445

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints