Félix Vallotton 1865-1925
N04232 Route à St Paul (Var) (Road at St Paul (Var)) 1922
Inscribed 'F. VALLOTTON. 22' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 31 3/4 x 25 3/8 (80.5 x 64.5)
Presented by Paul Vallotton, the artist's brother, 1927
Prov: Paul Vallotton, Lausanne (bequest from the artist)
Lit: Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, Félix Vallotton et ses Amis (Paris 1936), No.1386, p.325, repr. pl.120
Repr: Edwin Fagg, Modern French Masters (London 1930), facing p.100
This picture appears as No.1386 in the catalogue compiled by the artist himself, where it is described as follows: 'An old road at Saint-Paul, at the top a little chapel, on the left a low wall against which a woman is leaning'. It is the seventeenth item in the list of fifty-four paintings made in 1922, and was therefore probably painted in the spring.
St Paul is only a short distance from Cagnes, where Vallotton spent the winter months from 1921 onwards and where he executed a number of similar landscapes.
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.741, reproduced p.741