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Emile Othon Friesz (1879-1949)
Property from the Museum of Modern Art Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Emile Othon Friesz (1879-1949)

Paresse, Cassis

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Emile Othon Friesz (1879-1949)
Paresse, Cassis
signed and dated 'Othon Friesz 09' (lower right); dated again and inscribed '1909 Composition à Cassis' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 32 in. (65 x 81.1 cm.)
Painted in 1909
Provenance
Saidie Adler May, Baltimore (acquired from the artist, June 1934).
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1935.
Literature
Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, December 1933, vol. I, no. 4, p. 2.
A.H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, p. 41, no. 222 (titled Landscape with Figures (Bathers)).
A.H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1948, p. 307, no. 267 (illustrated, p. 56; titled Landscape with Figures (Bathers)).
A.H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958, p. 26 (titled Landscape with Figures (Bathers)).
R. Martin and O. Aittouarès, Emile Othon Friesz, l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1995, vol. I, p. 175, no. 454 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Armory of the Sixty-Ninth Regiment and The Art Institute of Chicago, The Armory Show, International Exhibition of Modern Art, February-April 1913, p. 25, no. 156 (titled Baigneuse).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Gifts and Loans from the Collection of Mrs. Saidie A. May, November-December 1933.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Works of Art, Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, November 1934-January 1935, pp. 14 and 29, no. 80 (illustrated; titled The Bathers)
Winnipeg Art Gallery Association, Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of The MoMA, January-February 1951.
Akron Art Institute, Painting and Sculpture from the Collection of The MoMA, March-April 1951.
New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, November 1960-January 1961.
Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art and New York, Armory of the Sixty-Ninth Regiment, Armory Show, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, February-April 1963, p. 80, no. 156 (illustrated; titled Landscape with Figures).
Roslyn, New York, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, The Shock of Modernism in America, The Eight and artists of the Armory Show, April-July 1984.

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Lot Essay

Saidie A. May, a pioneering collector of modern art, studied painting with Friesz and later acquired this work from the artist directly. Painted in 1909, Paresse, Cassis was included in the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show, which set the stage for the avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century.

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