Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)

Livre d'or de Marianne

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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Livre d'or de Marianne
signed, dated and inscribed 'à Georges Marianne, le Coeur, le Palais et le Ventre de Paris Raoul Dufy mai 1927' (upper centre)
gouache and watercolour across two pages in a visitors' book
12 x 17¼ in. (30.3 x 43.5 cm.); across two pages
Executed in May 1927
Provenance
George Foundoulakis, and thence by descent to the previous owner.
Acquired by the present owner in 1988.
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Lot Essay

This work will be included in Fanny Guillon-Laffaille's forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels de Raoul Dufy currently in preparation.

This work was executed in the visitors' book of the restaurant Chez Marianne in Le Marais. Cocteau, Foujita, Charles Gesmar, Guy Arnoux and many others left signed and dedicated drawings. The book includes numerous dedications, poems and signatures dating from 1922 through to 1951 including Maurice Chevalier, Jules Massenet, Maurice Rostand, Abel Gance, Reynaldo Hahn, A. Honegger, Jules Romains, Prince Paul of Serbia, Sacha Guitry, Josephine Baker and Mistinguette.

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