Raoul Dufy - Le Village de Céret - image-1

Lot 276 R

Raoul Dufy - Le Village de Céret

Auction 979 - overview Cologne
31.05.2011, 00:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 40.000 € - 50.000 €
Result: 50.820 € (incl. premium)

Oil on wood 28 x 37.8 cm, framed. Signed Raoul Dufy in black lower right. - On reverse with a red seal (coat of arms). - With a few isolated retouches in parts of the sky.

Lafaille 1077

There exists a related, very similar watercolour dated 1940 (see Fanny Guillon Lafaille, 411)


According to latest confirmation by Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Paris, the signature is the signature stamp mentioned in the catalogue raisonné (see Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, catalogue raisonné, vol. 3, p. 118 - the stamp here mentioned as « griffe de l'atelier »); Also see the remarks in Lugt 702 f on the familiar studio stamp for paintings by Raoul Dufy (Frits Lugt, Les Marques de Collections de dessins & estampes, supplément, La Haye 1956, R. Dufy, p. 104). The signature stamp is described in Lugt with a length of 50 mm, which applies to the offered painting. The artist's widow provided the works in the studio with this stamp.


Galerie La Motte, Geneva (1970); private collection, Switzerland