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Paul Signac (1863-1935)
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Paul Signac (1863-1935)

Rotterdam, la Meuse

Paul Signac (1863-1935)
Rotterdam, la Meuse
signed and dated 'P. Signac 1907' (lower left)
wash and pen and ink, squared in pencil for transfer, on paper
27½ x 35½ in. (70.2 x 90.1 cm.)
Executed in 1907
Gaston Lévy, Paris.
London, Marlborough Gallery.
Galerie Katia Pissarro (no. 10270).
Theo Waddington & Company Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner in Geneva in the mid-1990s.
Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune & Cie., Paul Signac, May 1930.
Geneva, Galerie Royal Fine Arts S.A., Paul Signac, November - January 1987, no. XII.
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The present drawing depicts, in a very atmospheric manner, the entrance to Rotterdam's busy harbour. Signac painted a large painting of the same subject, Rotterdam (le port), 1907 (Cachin 448; fig. 1), which is now in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Amsterdam. There is also another drawing of this subject in the Louvres (RF 50831; fonds Orsay).

(fig. 1) Paul Signac, Rotterdam (le port), 1907. Boijmans Van Beunungen Museum, Rotterdam; © Boijmans Van Beunungen Museum, Rotterdam.

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