MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
Oil on original canvas
65 x 80,5 cm / 25,5 x 31,6 in
Signed lower right: Vlaminck
Sale London, Sotheby's, July 3rd 1968, n°72
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, acquired from the above
Sale London, Christie's, June 27th 2000, n°237
Acquired from the above by the previous owner
Private collection, 2019.
Great Artists of the Century - The Wally Findlay Collection, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, October-November 1981, n°30.
Les Fauves et la critique, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Musée de Lodève, February-September 1999, n°66
J. Hantz, Vlaminck fut l'athlète de l'art moderne in L'Amateur d'Art, November 1979, reproduced p.33.
This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Maurice de Vlaminck being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute. Attestation of inclusion n°98.02.02/5772 dated February 2, 1998 and confirmation dated September 18, 2014. It is recorded under the n°1102 in the archived of the Vlaminck Catalogue.
Paris 1876 - Rueil-la-Gadelière 1958
Born in Paris in 1876, Vlaminck is a Fauvist and Cubist painter, and also a writer.
Although he began painting in 1893, he first made a living playing violon and sometimes participating in cycle races. In 1900, he met Derain and shared a studio with him.
In 1905, as many Fauvist went to the South of France for inspiration, Vlaminck chose to stay in Paris and participated in the Salon des Indépendants. The same year, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne also called the "Fauve cage" alongside Matisse, Derain and Dufy.
In 1908, he exhibited at the Ambroise Vollard Gallery that would marked the beginning of an international career.
Attached to his singularity Vlaminck proposes a rich and passionate work where Van Gogh's and Cézanne's influences are readable. First collector of African art, Vlaminck played a major role in its preservation.