22 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 30,000
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Jean Dufy (1888-1964)
Le Jardin de Montmartre
signed 'Jean Dufy' (lower right)
gouache and watercolor on paper laid down on canvas
19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5 cm.)
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Jacques Bailly will include this work in a forthcoming volume of his Jean Dufy catalogue raisonné.
Wally Findlay Galleries, Inc., Chicago.
Milton Diller, Chicago (acquired from the above, 1984).
By descent from the above to the present owners.
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