21 June 2012
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Les navires vers le large
signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
10 1/8 x 26 3/8 in. (25.5 x 67 cm.)
Private collection, Germany, by whom acquired in 2002; sale, Van Ham Kunstauktionen, 30 November 2007, lot 1151.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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M. Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Geneva, 1973, no. 685 (illustrated p. 222).
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