Description & Technical information

During the 1937 winter, Paul Vallotton invited the Marquet to come and join him in Switzerland, in Lausanne. They stayed there a few months and in front of the success of the works painted on the Léman's shores, they decided to come back in 1937. The occasion was all the more
favourable that an exhibition was then dedicated to the painter at the Galerie de l'Athénée in Geneva, where they stayed briefly.

It was  during this second trip that "Brumes sur le lac Léman" was painted. The Marquet couple was then staying in Montreux for a few weeks, from  January to March.

Date:  1937
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on panel
Signature: Signed lower right: Marquet

Dimensions: 32.2 x 40.5 cm (12⁵/₈ x 16 inches)
Provenance: Paris Auction Sale, Etude Aguttes, June 8, 2005, n°117
Acquired from the above by the previous owner
Private collection, Paris

Literature: This work will be included in the online catalogue raisonné of Albert
Marquet's work currently being prepared by the Wildenstein Plattner
Institute, Inc. Notification of inclusion dated October 8th 2019.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints