N05355 MéTAIRIE DES ABEILLES 1912
Inscr. ‘Derwent Lees 12’ b.l.
Oil on panel, 13×16 (33×40·5).
Bequeathed by Dr John MacGregor 1942.
Coll: Dudley Wallace, sold Christie's, 9 June 1933 (113, with another), bought by MacGregor.
Exh: Chenil Galleries, January 1914 (57).
The title probably refers to a small-holding near the village of Les Abeilles inland from Banyuls and a few miles south of Collioure, the subject of a number of paintings by the artist, e.g. N04241. The district is noted for its bees.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I