Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
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