Catalogue entry

Paul Rebeyrolle born 1926

T00116 Truite (Trout) 1956

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).

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.622, reproduced p.622