Raoul Dufy 1877-1953
N05943 Deauville, le Séchage des Voiles (Deauville, drying the Sails) 1933
Inscribed 'Raoul Dufy 1933' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 18 ¼ x 43 3/8 (46.5 x 110.5)
Purchased from the Lefevre Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1950
Prov: With Reid and Lefevre, London (purchased from the artist through Bignou, Paris, 1938); George Eumorfopoulos, London; Mrs George Eumorfopoulos, London; Mrs Eumorfopoulos sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 May 1944, lot 66; bt. Reid and Lefevre, London, £200; Mrs S. Kaye, Cookham-on-Thames; with Reid and Lefevre, London
Exh: Oeuvres Récentes de Raoul Dufy, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris, June 1936 (20) as 'Deauville, le Séchage des Voiles'; Raoul Dufy, Lefevre Gallery, London, July 1936 (3); Raoul Dufy, Bignou Gallery, New York, March-April 1938 (7) as 'Deauville, après les Régates'; Oil Paintings and Watercolours by Raoul Dufy, Lefevre Gallery, London, May 1938 (5); Raoul Dufy, Lefevre Gallery, London, April-May 1950 (11)
Lit: Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy (Geneva 1973), No.860, Vol.2, p.349, repr. as 'Les Voiles au Sec'
Repr: Illustrated London News, CCXXIII, 24 October 1953, p.663; Studio, CXLVII, 1954, p.9 in colour
Dufy made nearly a hundred oil paintings of regattas at Deauville and Trouville (Laffaille Nos.807-902), most showing yachts racing or in the harbour, and also painted the yacht and rowing regattas in England at Cowes and Henley.
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.195-6, reproduced p.195