André Dunoyer de Segonzac
The Farm on the Estate 1923

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The Farm on the Estate
La Ferme dans la terre
Date 1923
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 600 x 810 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940
Not on display

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This landscape was painted during the arists'stay in the Vallée du Grand Morin. He later wrote of this period, 'I was looking in the Ile-de-France for a region which had preserved its purity and poetry intact, without being disfigured by rows of summer-houses, imitation Renaissance châteaux, pseudo-Basque chalets, all those monstrosities which too frequently invade the countryside fifty kilometers around Paris. It was in the hamlet of Serbonne, in a humble inn, that I installed myself in November 192[2] to collect my thoughts and work in solitude and calm on winter landscapes which I have always preferred in their gravity to the brilliance of the summer sun'.

September 2004

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