Raoul Dufy (French, 1977-1953)
L'église de Syracuse
Signed, inscribed, and dated "Raoul Dufy/Syracuse 1922" in pencil l.r.
Watercolor and ink on paper, sheet size 19 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (49.5 x 61.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Hinged to backing mat.
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Grunebaum, Lynnfield, Massachusetts; Christie's New York, May 13, 1993, Lot 253; acquired from Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, c. 1996 by the present owner.
N.B. We wish to thank Mme. Fanny Guillon-Laffaille for her assistance with cataloguing the lot. The work will be included in her forthcoming supplement to Catalogue Raisonné des Aquarelles, Gouaches et Pastels de Raoul Dufy, and her photo-certificate no. A10-1820 accompanies the lot.
J. Perrigot Arches watermark to the reverse, cloth tape hinged to silk-covered backing mat at all four corners (bottom two hinges cut away from mat but still adhered to sheet), minor rippling, trimmed sheet, minor paper skinning to the reverse of l.r. quadrant.