24 June 2009
Pierre Roy (1880-1950)
Le grand bateau
signed 'P. Roy' (lower right)
oil on canvas
29 x 20 in. (73.5 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1927-1929
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 November 1959, lot 70.
Lord's Gallery, London, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 1960.
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Vogue, 1 March 1931 (illustrated on the front cover).
London, Arthur Jeffress Gallery, A retrospective exhibition of paintings by Pierre Roy, November - December 1955, no. 29.
Mme Cécile Bréhant has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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