25 June 2008
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Pêcheurs et baigneuses au bord de la mer
signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower left)
gouache, watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
23 x 18½ in. (58.4 x 47 cm.)
Executed circa 1924
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., New York.
David Findlay Galleries, New York.
Hammer Galleries, New York.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 17 May 1977, lot 147.
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F. Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, vol. II, Paris, 1982, no. 1058 (illustrated p. 3).
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Modern Masters, 1974.
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