Henri Hayden

The Red Plain


Original title
La Plaine rouge
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 540 x 730 mm
Purchased 1962

Catalogue entry

Henri Hayden 1883-1970

T00559 La Plaine rouge (The Red Plain) 1962

Inscribed 'Hayden | 62' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 28 3/4 (54 x 73)
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1962
Prov: With Waddington Galleries, London (purchased from the artist)
Exh: Henri Hayden, Waddington Galleries, London, November-December 1962 (33, repr.)

This picture represents a little village called Villeméneux near La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, a small town in the department of the Seine-et-Marne. The artist had a country house in the neighbourhood. A very small oil sketch and a gouache of the same motif were still in his possession in 1963. (Letter from the artist, 26 February 1963).

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, p.357, reproduced p.357