10 November 1999
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower left)
gouache on paper
28 x 24.3/8 in. (73 x 61.8 cm.)
Painted in 1935
Galerie Louis Carr et Cie., Paris.
L. Bourdon, Paris.
Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1960.
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R. Cogniat, Raoul Dufy, Paris, 1950, no. 48.
F. Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonn des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, Paris, 1981, vol. I, p. 166, no. 457 (illustrated).
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class