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).
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