14 September 2005
Jean Dufy (1888-1964)
stamped with signature 'Jean Dufy' (lower right)
watercolor and gray wash over pencil on paper
11¾ x 9¼ in. (29.8 x 23.5 cm.)
Herman Goldsmith, New York.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner.
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