RAOUL DUFY
(1877-1953)

Le Champ de Courses à Epsom

Gouache and watercolour on paper
50.3 x 65.7 cm (19 ¾ x 25 ⅞ inches)
Signed lower right, Raoul Dufy

Provenance
Galerie de France, Paris
Galerie Stiebel, Paris
Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York,
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Raoul Dufy
Le Champ de Courses à Epsom RAOUL DUFY - Gouache, Fauvist, Racing Scene

About

RAOUL DUFY (1877-1953) Le Champ de Courses à Epsom Gouache and watercolour on paper 50.3 x 65.7 cm (19 ¾ x 25 ⅞ inches) Signed lower right, Raoul Dufy Provenance Galerie de France, Paris Galerie Stiebel, Paris Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, 23rd February 1984 Private collection USA, acquired from the above sale Literature F. Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue Raisonné des Aquarelles, Gouaches et Pastels, Paris, 1981, vol. 1, p. 378, no. 1040 (illustrated) Raoul Dufy was a renowned French Fauvist painter, famous for his colourful, decorative designs. He was born in Le Havre, Normandy in 1877. Dufy had a simple upbringing, leaving school at fourteen to work at a Brazilian coffee-importing company. His formal artistic education began when he was eighteen at Le Havre's École des Beaux-Arts, where he took evening art classes. He continued to paint within the purlieu of Le Havre and was greatly inspired by the Impressionist landscape painters Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. In 1900, after serving in the military for one year, Dufy won a scholarship to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Dufy began painting watercolours of the Norman landscapes but was soon widely celebrated for his brightly coloured and bold contoured paintings – in dialogue with the Fauvist style. He remained faithful to Fauvism until Paul Cézanne’s work guided him to embrace a subtler aesthetic. This new mode of sobriety saw his work return to a lighter style, which he celebrated through rapid inscription-like drawings over vivid backgrounds of colour washes. The rise of Cubism in Paris during the first two decades of the 20th century influenced him to develop a systematic approach that was later known as stenographics. Using this he experimented with foreshortened perspective, thin washes of paint and skeletal structures. In this style, he portrayed the lavish scenes of the French Riviera, leisureliness of the period, and chic revelries. Dufy was also fascinated by other amusements such as regattas, horse races and concerts and loved to depict the excitement and commotion of the crowds. Dufy had his first exhibition in 1901 at the Salon des Artistes Français, following a string of exhibitions over the following years. In 1906 he took part in the Cercle de l’Art Moderne Exhibition in Le Havre with artists Georges Braque, Henri Matisse and Henri Charles Manguin. Dufy was given his first retrospective in 1921 at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune and in 1932 his first painting was accepted into a national collection. He celebrated two large commissions for the 1937 Exposition International des Artes et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. The most notable of the two was the adornment for the Pavilion of Light and Electricity. He was commissioned with the task to illustrate the history of electricity from the classical era to its current position in 20th century developments. He painted ‘La Fée électricité’, a huge fresco which was donated to the Musée d’Art Moderne in 1964. In 1952 he represented France at the 26th Venice Biennale, where he won the Gran Premio. A year later he died aged 75, of polyarthritis, an illness he had been suffering from since 1937.

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Distressed
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 19.81 in. x W 25.87 in.H 50.3 cm x W 65.7 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU26122191593
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Recognized
Associations: Society Of London Art Dealers
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in London, GB
More From This Seller
La Mairie by MAURICE DE VLAMINCK - Fauvism, Modern Art
La Mairie by MAURICE DE VLAMINCK - Fauvism, Mod...
Maurice de Vlaminck
Early 20th Century Fauvist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors
Ink, Watercolor, Gouache
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK (1876-1958) La Mairie 44.5 x 60 cm (17¹/₂ x 23⁵/₈ inches) Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper laid on board Signed lower left, Vlaminck Provenance Private C...
Flamenco Dancer by Roboa Pissarro - Spanish dancer, work on paper, female artist
Flamenco Dancer by Roboa Pissarro - Spanish dan...
Roboa Pissarro
20th Century Fauvist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings
Gouache
ROBOA PISSARRO (1878-1945) Flamenco Dancer Gouache and charcoal on paper 55 x 34 cm (21 ⁵/₈ x 13 ³/₈ inches) Signed lower right, Roboa Roboa, other wise know as Blanche Moriset P...
La Fête Foraine
La Fête Foraine
Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro
Early 1900s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Charcoal, Watercolor
Watercolour and charcoal on paper 49.4 x 64.6 cm (19 ½ x 25 ⅜ inches) Signed with Estate stamp (monogram) lower right Executed circa 1906 Provenance Private Collection, France T...
At the Ball
At the Ball
Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro
Early 1900s Post-Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Watercolor, Pencil
Watercolour and pencil on paper 21.7 x 16.3 cm (8 ½ x 6 ⅜ inches) Initialled lower left, L.R Inscribed lower right Executed circa 1905 Ludovic-Rodolphe Pissarro, born in Paris in 18...
You May Also Like
Raoul Dufy - Relaxation - Original Signed Ink Drawing
Raoul Dufy - Relaxation - Original Signed Ink D...
Raoul Dufy
1920s Modern Nude Drawings and Watercolors
Ink
Raoul DUFY (1877-1953) Relaxation Black Ink Dimensions: 49 x 63.5 cm Signed lower right Raoul Dufy Mrs Fanny Guillon Lafaille has confirmed the authenticity of the artwork. Raoul...
"The Orchestra," sketchbook of graphite drawings by Raoul Dufy
"The Orchestra," sketchbook of graphite drawing...
Raoul Dufy
1930s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Paper, Graphite
"The Orchestra" is a sketchbook of graphite drawings by Raoul Dufy. The artist's estate stamp is on the cover, as is the title and date. There are 14 drawings and several pages of te...
1925 crayon on paper drawing of a nude by Post impressionist Raoul Dufy
1925 crayon on paper drawing of a nude by Post ...
Raoul Dufy
Early 20th Century Fauvist Nude Drawings and Watercolors
Paper, Crayon
Raoul Dufy (French, 1877 – 1953) Vénus à la Coquille Circa 1925 Black crayon on paper laid down 26 x 19.3/4in. (66 x 50cm.) Provenance: From the family of Cavailles Expertise: Thi...
Surrealist fantasy Watercolor Painting Viennese Expressionist
Surrealist fantasy Watercolor Painting Viennese...
Heimrad Prem
1970s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Watercolor
Heimrad Prem (1934 – 1978) was a German painter born in Roding, Oberpfalz. From 1949–1952 he studied decorative painting at Schwandorf and then studied painting with Josef Oberberger...
Reclining Woman and Flowers, Watercolor Painting by Charles Levier
Reclining Woman and Flowers, Watercolor Paintin...
Charles Levier
1960s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Watercolor
Artist: Charles Levier, French (1920 - 2003) Title: Reclining Woman and Flowers Year: circa 1970 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed Image Size: 14 x 21 inches Frame Size: 25.5 x 31 ...
Shop Girl with Flowers, Watercolor Painting by Charles Levier
Shop Girl with Flowers, Watercolor Painting by ...
Charles Levier
1960s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Watercolor
Artist: Charles Levier, French (1920 - 2003) Title: Shop Girl with Flowers Year: circa 1970 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed Image Size: 23 x 33.5 inches Size: 26 in. x 36 in. (66...
Auguste Chabaud - Young Woman Sleeping - Original Drawing
Auguste Chabaud - Young Woman Sleeping - Origin...
Auguste Chabaud
1920s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Pencil
Original pencil and coloured pencil drawing, close to the artist's Fauve period Bears the stamp of the "A.Chabaud" workshop on bottom right 10.5 x 17 cm (4.1 x 6.7 inches) Auguste C...
Auguste Chabaud - Bistrot Scene - Original Drawing
Auguste Chabaud - Bistrot Scene - Original Drawing
Auguste Chabaud
1920s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors
Pencil
Auguste CHABAUD Bistrot scene, work that can be linked to the Fauve period of the artist Drawing in coloured pencil on paper Bears the seal of the workshop Dimensions : 20 X 26 cm (7...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries