Derwent Lees Métairie des Abeilles 1912

Artwork details

Artist
Derwent Lees 1885–1931
Title
Métairie des Abeilles
Date 1912
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 330 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Dr John MacGregor 1942
Reference
N05355
Not on display

Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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