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    Sale 11793

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)

    Vue de Paris

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    Estimate

    Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
    Vue de Paris
    signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower centre)
    gouache on paper
    19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (49.8 x 65 cm.)
    Executed circa 1936


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    Fanny Guillon-Laffaille has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Executed in 1936 from the south side of the river Seine, Vue de Paris is a faithful map view focusing on the most famous architectural icons of the capital city. The Eiffel Tower, is of course easily recognizable in the middle right of the composition, and from left to right: the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, The Sacré-Coeur, the Opéra Garnier, The Pantheon and Notre-Dame-de Paris, amongst others. In the foreground of the composition, Dufy skilfully uses the arrangement of flowers to create an illusion that the spectator is enjoying this wonderful view, with the artist, from their fantasy balcony.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 March 1986, lot 390.
    Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach.
    Private collection, United States, by whom acquired from the above in February 2002; sale, Christie's, New York, 9 November 2006, lot 191.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTOR