Nature morte. 1930. Oil on paper, laminated on canvas. Signed and dated lower right. 41 x 33 cm (16.1 x 12.9 in). [JA].
With a photo expertise (certificate no. 4501) from Jacques Bailly, Paris from 22 September 2015. The painting will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.
PROVENANCE: Kyver Blumstein, France. Private collection (since 1964, as present from aforementioned).
Jean Dufy is most of all known for his landscapes and city motifs. However, during the 1920s and 30s still lives counted among his preferred themes. This 'Nature Morte' is a wonderful example of how he modeled the motif of just a few details in intense colors with a broad stroke of the brush and with the very special lighting atmosphere that made Jean Dufy so famous.