Au Bord de la Seine

by Jean Dufy

P.O.A.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18 x 24 ins

SIGNATURE: Signed lower right

MEDIUM:  Watercolour on paper

 

Catalogue No: 5144 Categories: ,

This wonderful energetic work by Jean Dufy shows people going about their day on the right bank of Paris. On the other side of the Seine, in the background, the Palais Bourbon, the home of the National assembly, is glimpsed. In the centre on the right hand side the pillars of the Pont Alexandre III are seen. However, it is not the view of Paris that is the focus but the activity of ordinary Parisians. On the lower right hand side, Parisians air their newest toilettes whilst in the centre workers go about their day repairing or sweeping the quay. Au Bord de la Seine provides a snapshot into the daily working life of ordinary Parisians.

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George Wiener of Wiener Gallery
Private Collection, New York

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George Wiener of Wiener Gallery
Private Collection, New York

Biography

Jean Dufy was born in Le Havre in 1888 and came from a large, musically as well as artistically, very talented family. His older brother was the well-known painter, Raoul Dufy.  Dufy’s career began with a mercantile apprenticeship – he only gradually discovered his love of painting. When visiting an exhibit in Le Havre in 1906, featuring impressive works by Matisse, Derain, Marquet and Picasso, he decided to become a full-time artist.

When he returned from military service in 1912 he moved to Paris. In 1914, Jean Dufy presented his watercolours for the first time in the Galerie Berthe Weill, receiving great recognition. After this success he was encouraged to work tirelessly on his paintings of landscapes, animals and flowers. By 1916, Raoul and Jean Dufy worked together for textile studio Bianchini-Férier, also developing flower and animal designs for the Lyon porcelain manufacturer Théodore Haviland de Limoges for thirty years.

In 1925, Jean Dufy received the Gold Medal at L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs for designing the porcelain service “Châteaux de France”. He exhibited consistently for the subsequent years.

In 1950-60, Dufy took numerous trips abroad, and his impressions from these were reflected in his work. He died on 12th May 1964 in La Boissière in France.

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