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Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) Grand Orchestre

Auction:
2470
Lot:
779
Sold for:
$92,430$78,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2470
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 11, 2009 12:00PM

Description:

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)

Grand Orchestre, 1948
Signed "Raoul Dufy" in pencil l.r., inscribed "Expo. Galerie Motte Geneve/1957 No.
36..." in pencil and with labels on the reverse, also identified on a label from Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, on the backing.
Watercolor and ink on paper, sheet size 19 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (50.2 x 65.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Taped to beveled mat.

Provenance: Estate of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (née Braman) Grasso, Essex, Connecticut.

Exhibitions: Exposition Raoul Dufy 1877-1953 Dessins Gouaches, Galerie Motte, March 15-April 14, 1957, exh. no. 36 (illus.); Raoul Dufy 1877-1953, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., November 3-December 4, 1965, exh. cat. no. 76.
N.B. We are grateful to Fanny Guillon-Laffaille for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Estimate $75,000-125,000

Subtle toning, foxing in the u.r. quadrant, subtle rippling, tape residue verso, deckled right and left edges.

Keywords

Raoul Dufy, Hirschl & Adler Galleries Inc., Motte Geneve, Essex, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Connecticut, Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Cubism, Fauvism, Modern painters

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