London, South Kensington
7 February 2014
Rudolf Levy (1875-1944)
signed 'R Levy' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on panel
23 x 28 1/8 in. (58.3 x 71.3 cm.)
Painted in 1924
Gerald W. Hannes, Pennsylvania, acquired by descent prior to 1977.
Anonymous sale, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 1987, cat. no. 730.
Galerie Heseler, Munich.
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1995-96.
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S. Thesing, Der Maler Rudolf Levy (1875-1944). Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Munich, 1979, no. 89.
S. Thesing, Rodolf Levy. Leben und Werk, Nürnberg, 1990, no. 89 (illustrated p. 162).
Dr Susanne Thesing has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Sanary-sur-Mer, Provence is one of a series of landscapes created during Rudolf Levy’s stay in the South of France between 1924 and 1926. This series of works marks the beginning of a new period in his artist practice; he repeatedly depicted hills, views of the sea and houses in a Provençale landscape. Levy applies colour with energetic and wide brushstrokes giving the viewer a sense of dynamism and rhythm, revealing the wild beauty of nature in Provence.
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