Jean Frélaut 1879-1954
N04797 Repas de Noce en Bretagne
(Wedding Feast in Brittany) 1908
Inscribed 'Jean Frelaut. 1908' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 35 1/4 x 51 1/2 (89.5 x 130.5)
Presented by Percy Moore Turner 1935
Prov: Percy Moore Turner, London (purchased from the artist through the Galerie Barbazanges)
Exh: Salon de Ia Société Nationale, Paris, April-June 1909 (453) as 'Repas de Noce en Bretagne'; Jean Frélaut, Galerie Barbazanges, Paris, April 1912 (27) as 'Repas de Noce'; Paintings, Drawings and Etchings by Jean Frélaut, Leicester Galleries, London, October 1933 (65) as 'Noce de Bretagne'
This was painted in the artist's studio at Vannes (Morbihan) and represents a country wedding in the neighbourhood of Vannes, close to the sea, in the village of Locmiquel. (The artist in letter of 3 April 1953).
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, p.226, reproduced p.226