23rd Jan, 2018 10:00 EST

European Art & Old Masters

 
Lot 154
 
Lot 154 - JEAN DUFY  (FRENCH 1888-1964)

154

JEAN DUFY (FRENCH 1888-1964)
"PARIS - PLACE CLICHY"

Signed 'Jean Dufy' bottom right, oil on canvas
15 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (38.7 x 47cm)

Provenance: David B. Finlay Galleries, New York, New York.
The Estate of Richard M. Scaife, Pennsylvania.
NOTE:
Jean Dufy was born in the port town of Le Havre in 1888 and moved to Paris in 1912. The younger brother of Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), who became his mentor throughout his artistic career, he is best known for his depictions of the sprawling new architectural landscape of the French capital, along with society life, orchestras, and horse racing. Though stylistically different, the two brothers both inherently understood Parisian life at the time.
"Paris - Place Clichy" depicts the major intersection that joins the eighth, ninth, seventeenth, and eighteenth arrondissements in northwest Paris. At the center of the bustling place stands a statue of the sculptor and artist Amédée Doublemard, surrounded by a blur of horse drawn carriages and small vehicles. The angular rooftops of the grands bâtiments appear almost as ship masts, slicing across the rich blue sky. The newly constructed Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, completed in 1914, stands sentry in the distance, presiding over the neighborhood from the highest point in the city. Jean Dufy's quick, strong brushstrokes and confident use of color are a hallmark of his modernist style.
We wish to thank Mr. Jacques Bailly for confirming the authenticity of the present lot. The present painting will be included in the forthcoming new edition of the Catalogue Raisonné of the artist's work, and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sold for $75,000
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

Signed 'Jean Dufy' bottom right, oil on canvas
15 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (38.7 x 47cm)

Provenance: David B. Finlay Galleries, New York, New York.
The Estate of Richard M. Scaife, Pennsylvania.
NOTE:
Jean Dufy was born in the port town of Le Havre in 1888 and moved to Paris in 1912. The younger brother of Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), who became his mentor throughout his artistic career, he is best known for his depictions of the sprawling new architectural landscape of the French capital, along with society life, orchestras, and horse racing. Though stylistically different, the two brothers both inherently understood Parisian life at the time.
"Paris - Place Clichy" depicts the major intersection that joins the eighth, ninth, seventeenth, and eighteenth arrondissements in northwest Paris. At the center of the bustling place stands a statue of the sculptor and artist Amédée Doublemard, surrounded by a blur of horse drawn carriages and small vehicles. The angular rooftops of the grands bâtiments appear almost as ship masts, slicing across the rich blue sky. The newly constructed Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, completed in 1914, stands sentry in the distance, presiding over the neighborhood from the highest point in the city. Jean Dufy's quick, strong brushstrokes and confident use of color are a hallmark of his modernist style.
We wish to thank Mr. Jacques Bailly for confirming the authenticity of the present lot. The present painting will be included in the forthcoming new edition of the Catalogue Raisonné of the artist's work, and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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