Maurice de Vlaminck 1876-1958
T01254 Landscape near Martigues1913
Inscribed 'Vlaminck' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 32 1/4 (65 x 82)
Bequeathed by Sir Robert Hart, Bt., 1970
Prov:With Ambroise Vollard, Paris (Vollard no.4301); ... with Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne; with Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London, 1954; Sir Robert Hart, Bt., London, 1954
Exh:French Paintings, Roland, Browse and Delbanco, London, November-December 1954 (3) as 'Paysage Provençal'
Lit: Vlaminck, Tournant Dangereux(Paris 1929), p.101; Marcel Sauvage, Vlaminck: sa Vie et son Message(Geneva 1956), p.114, repr. pl.110 in colour as 'Chateau au Bord de la Rivière' 1913; Georges Hilaire, Derain(Geneva 1959), p.181
Dr L. Coutencin, the Director of the Museum at Martigues, has identified the view as a scene on the outskirts of Mart igues, close to the road which runs from Martigues to Port-de-Bouc. The building is a Capuchin monastery constructed in 1604. The area has now been built over but he remembers it well from the early years of the century. This painting is evidently a quick sketch, made probably on the spot and completed in a single sitting…