3 February 2010
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
with the signature 'Raoul Dufy' (lower left)
pen and India ink and pencil on paper
19 7/8 x 25¾ in. (50.3 x 65.8 cm.)
Acquired by the mother of the present owner before the 1970s and thence by descent.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Fanny Guillon-Laffaille. It will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the Catalogue raisonné des Aquarelles, Gouaches et Pastels de Raoul Dufy currently in preparation.
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