Description & Technical information

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Mrs Fanny Guillon-Laffaille and will be included in the supplement to the Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels de Raoul Dufy currently being prepared by Fanny Guillon-Laffaille

The subject represents Dufy's renowned colourful and decorative designs. Dufy began painting watercolours of the Norman landscapes but was soon widely celebrated for his brightly coloured and bold contoured paintings, in dialogue with the Fauvist style. He remained faithful to Fauvism until Paul Cézanne’s work guided him to embrace a subtler aesthetic. This new mode of sobriety saw his work return to a lighter style, which he celebrated through rapid inscription-like drawings over vivid backgrounds of colour washes. Dufy did a number of floral bouquets and flower compositions throughout the 1920s and it is a very popular subject.

This original artwork by Raoul Dufy is available for immediate purchase.

Date:  Executed circa 1926
Period:  20th century
Origin:  SPG, 6A
Medium: Gouache, ink and India ink wash on paper
Signature: Signed lower right, Raoul Dufy

Dimensions: 34 x 42.8 cm (13³/₈ x 16⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: The family of the artist
Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris
Private collection, France
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints