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"Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones it will always stay blue” - Raoul Dufy

Born in Le Havre, Normandy in 1877, Raoul Dufy is a Fauvist painter, famous for his colourful, decorative designs. Dufy was widely celebrated for his brightly coloured and bold contoured paintings, in dialogue with the Fauvist style.

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

Date:  Executed circa 1923
Period:  20th century
Origin:  SPG, 10B
Medium: Gouache on paper
Signature: Signed lower centre, Raoul Dufy 

Dimensions: 47.5 x 63.5 cm (18³/₄ x 25 inches)
Provenance: Collection of Mr & Mrs Alexander, London & New York
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 31 May 1972
Dr Henry & Mrs Fannie Levine, Philadelphia, acquired at the above
Literature: M. Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches, et pastels, vol. II, Paris, 1982, no. 1488, p. 155 (illustrated)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints