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Raoul Dufy
Groupe de jockeys et chevaux (Group of Jockeys and Horses)


After initially painting with the Fauve artists in 1905-06, Raoul Dufy established a style of painting all of his own. His joyful and brightly colored oils and watercolors capture the joie de vivre of France between the wars in paintings of wit and brilliance. Dufy invented rather than represented nature. He was extraordinarily optimistic and this is evident in his paintings. He understood the world in terms of decorative art and indeed turned...



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  Lot 10 of 73  

IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART AUCTION
15-16 FEBRUARY 2012

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Raoul Dufy
Groupe de jockeys et chevaux (Group of Jockeys and Horses)
Signed 'Raoul Dufy' (lower right)
Circa 1930
Watercolour and gouache on paper
19.5 x 26 in (49.5 x 66 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Sale: Palais d'Orsay, Paris, 4 December 1977, lot 234
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 28 June 1978, lot 197
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1986, lot 437
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner

PUBLISHED:
C. Roger-Marx, Raoul Dufy aux courses, Paris, 1957, illustrated pl. 5
F. Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, Paris, 1981, vol. I, no. 806, illustrated p. 295

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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