André Derain 1880-1954
T00127 Sketch for 'The Old Bridge at Cagnes' 1910
Inscribed 'ad' b.r.
Pencil and watercolour on paper (irregular), 7 3/4 x 8 3/4 (19.5 x 22); the painted area is enclosed in a roughly drawn rectangle approximately 6 5/8 x 7 5/8 (16.8 x 19.5)
Bequeathed by Miss Grace English 1957
Prov: With G. and L. Bollag, Zurich (purchased from the artist); with Leicester Galleries, London; Miss Grace English, London, 1923
Exh: Modern French Drawings, Leicester Galleries, London, July-August 1923 (54) as 'Landscape'; Derain, RA, London, September-November 1967 (127, repr.)
Lit: V. Kalitina and others, André Derain (Leningrad 1976), p.128 repr.
A sketch, made probably from nature, for the oil painting formerly in the Chester Dale collection and now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
The painting has a small figure of a woman carrying a basket on her head on the right, and is more simplified and solidly modelled: it is one of the best-known works of Derain's Cézannesque phase.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.168-9, reproduced p.168