DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 13.0 x 20.0 in. / 33.02 x 50.8 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed (lower centre)
MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper
Dufy often depicted people enjoying themselves in a bright colourful manner and he became best-known for his panoramic views of modern Paris, capturing the architecture, activities and electricity of the city. The Place de la Concorde was one of the artist’s favourite subjects, appearing in dozens of canvases he created from the 1930s through the 1950s. Here, Dufy has depicted the quay running right by the square using his signature stylized figures capturing its energy while focusing on such national symbols as the Palais Bourbon and the Pont Alexandre III.