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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    André Derain (1880-1954)

    Les lutteurs

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    André Derain (1880-1954)
    Les lutteurs
    stamped with the signature 'a.Derain' (lower left)
    watercolour, brush and ink and charcoal on paper
    19 1/8 x 12½ in. (48.5 x 32 cm.)
    Executed circa 1904-1905


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    This work is sold with a photo-certificate from the Comité Derain.

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    Provenance

    Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
    Georges Clot, Paris, a gift from the above, and thence by descent.
    Chichio Haller Galerie, Zurich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1985.


    Literature

    Exh. cat., Quelque chose de plus que la Couleur: Le Dessin Fauve 1900-1908, Marseille, 2002, fig. 74 (illustrated p. 59).
    R. Labrusse & J. Munck, Matisse - Derain, La vérité du Fauvisme, Paris, 2005, no. 104 (illustrated p. 136).


    Exhibited

    Valencía, Institut Valenciá d'Art Modern, André Derain, December 2002 - February 2003; this exhibition later travelled to Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage (illustrated p. 46).