5 February 2004
THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE NICHOLAS BOLER, ESQ., SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Réception chez le Pacha de Marrakech
signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower right)
gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper
19¾ x 25¾ in. (50 x 65 cm.)
Executed in 1926
Frost & Reed, London.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 11 May 1989, lot 151.
Acquired at the above by the present owner.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, dated Paris le 13 novembre 2003 and numbered A03-1491 (duplicata of certificate no. A89-575), stating that it will be included in the forthcoming supplement of the Raoul Dufy catalogue raisonné of watercolours, gouaches and pastels.
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