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Nautical Festival | Fête nautique by Raoul Dufy

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Edition Size: 200

Sheet Size: 57.2 x 68.3 cm


Condition: Good

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RAOUL DUFY 1877-1953
Le Havre 1877-1953 Forcalquier (French)


(Gaston Duchamp)
Damville 1875 – 1963 Paris (French)

Title: Nautical Festival | Fête nautique, 1926

Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Aquatint in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 57.2 x 68.3 cm. / 22.5 x 26.9 in.
Image size: 46.5 x 53 cm. / 18.3 x 20.9 in.

Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Raoul Dufy” at the lower left margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 200, at the lower left margin.
It is further inscribed “Gravé par Jacques Villon 1926” in the lower right platemark.

After the First World War Jacques Villon engraved a series of Aquatints after paintings of the Modern masters, such as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Derain, Laurencin, Signac, Renoir, Cezanne, Vlaminck, Bonnard, Manet, Dufy, Luce, Modigiliani, Van Gogh, and others.
This particular work was etched and aquatinted on the plate by Jacques Villon after the specially prepared maquette by Dufy and with Dufy’s collaboration and supervision.
The work was published by Galerie Bernheim Jeune, Paris in 1928.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower margin.

Literature: de Ginestet, C. & Pouillon, C. (1979). Jacques Villon-Les Estampes, Les Illustrations-Catalogue Raisonné. Paris : Arts et Metiers Graphiques.
Reference: Ginestet et Pouillon no. E 649.

Condition:Very good condition. The left margin unevenly reduced.


The Artist

Raoul Dufy

Raoul Dufy’s work is classic of the Fauvism period and his paintings had a colourful, decorative flair which became very popular for use on ceramics and textiles. He is best known for his work depicting images of open-air social events, however he also worked as a printmaker, book illustrator, draftsman, a designer of furniture, a scenic designer and a planner of public spaces. Dufy left school at age 14 and he took evening art classes when he was 18. He completed a year of military service and then the following year in 1900 he won a scholarship to École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he met Othon Friesz, a fellow French artist of the Fauvist movement.

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