5 May 2004
Property from the Estate of Mrs. David Findlay
Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974)
Le chapeau de paille d'Italie
signed 'A Dunoyer de Segonzac' (upper right)
watercolor, pen and India ink on paper
22 1/8 x 30 5/8 in. (56 x 78 cm.)
Painted circa 1959
Galerie Charpentier, Paris (1960).
Mr. and Mrs. David Findlay, New Canaan.
By descent from the above to the present owners.
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Mme.de Varine-Bohan has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately