Paul Rebeyrolle born 1926
Inscribed 'Rebeyrolle' b.l.
Oil on panel, 31 3/8 x 48 1/8 (80 x 122)
Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art (Knapping Fund) 1957
Prov: With Marlborough Fine Art, London (purchased from the artist)
Painted at Eymoutiers (Haute-Vienne) in the autumn of 1956 at the same time as several landscapes and the portrait 'Two Peasants'. It was the last of a fairly numerous series of trout paintings, five of which were included in his exhibition at the Maison de la Pensée Française in Paris in May 1956.
This picture represents a trout in the water. It is seen half lying on the bed of the river; a bed of sand and gravel (the artist in letter of 28 August 1958).
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.622, reproduced p.622