24 June 2010
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Le violon bleu
signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower left); with the atelier stamp (Lugt 702f; lower right and at the reverse)
gouache, watercolour and brush and ink on paper
20 x 26½ in. (50.8 x 67.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1946
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 June 1994, lot 320.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Paris, Galerie Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Dufy et la Musique, 1993.
This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Fanny Guillon-Laffaille. It will be included in her forthcoming supplement to the Raoul Dufy Catalogue raisonné of watercolours, gouaches and pastels currently in preparation.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
Please note that the signature at the lower left is by another hand, and not as stated in the catalogue.
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