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Jean Dufy

Jean Dufy

Jean Dufy
Canadian, Impressionist & Modern Art Live auction

Lot # 150

Jean Dufy
1888 - 1964 French

Paris, La Passerelle des Arts
gouache and watercolour on paper
signed, dated 1958 and inscribed "Bonne Année" and on verso titled Notre Dame et la Seine, Paris on the Dominion Gallery label and inscribed with framing notes
6 1/4 x 9 in  15.9 x 22.9cm

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Private Collection, Edmonton

Jean Dufy’s birthplace was Le Havre, France, and his brother and mentor was the renowned Fauve artist Raoul Dufy. Jean moved to Paris about 1912, and here he became acquainted with luminaries such as the artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and writer Guillaume Apollinaire. After military service and work in a textile painting studio in Lyon, Dufy was back in Paris by 1920, settling in Montmartre. Dufy continued to visit Le Havre. He traveled throughout Europe, England and North Africa and spent many years on a farm near Nantes, but the city of Paris was his enduring passion. Paris, La Passerelle des Arts, with its cool and refreshing blues and greens, laid down with light and transparent brushwork, is an outstanding example of his depictions of Paris. Dufy’s graceful paint-strokes outline the essential features of Notre-Dame Cathedral and one of the Seine River’s many bridges.

This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity signed and sealed by Jacques Bailly and titled and dated Paris, June 14, 2018, with a note that this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist's works, certificate #4686.

Estimate: $10,000 ~ $15,000 CAD

Sold For: $18,750.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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