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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Raoul Dufy, French (Le Havre, France 1877 - 1953 Forcalquier, France)
The Artist's Studio
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, France
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
79.4 x 100 cm (31 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Raoul Dufy


Recorded Ownership History
Raoul Dufy; to [Bignou Gallery, Paris], 1928. Possibly Mme. Valentine Dudensing, New York, New York. [Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Joseph Pulitzer Jr., St. Louis, Missouri, 1941, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1954.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Marcelle Berr de Turique, Raoul Dufy, Librairie Floury (Paris, France, 1931), p. 282; reproduced in b/w p. 122
  • Raoul Dufy, 1877-1953, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Art (San Francisco, CA, 1954), no. 39, reproduced p. 31
  • Charles Scott Chetham, Modern Painting, Drawing & Sculpture: Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1958), pp. 207-208, fig. 71, ill. (plate section, b/w)
  • Maurice Laffaille, Raoul Dufy: Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint, Editions Motte (Geneva, Switzerland, 1972 - 1977), vol. III, no. 1141, p. 177, reproduced in b/w
  • Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, reproduced in color, fig. 75, p. 82
  • Dora Perez-Tibi, Dufy, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1989), reproduced in color pp. 238-239

Exhibition History

  • 20th Century Art, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 08/01/1941 - 09/30/1941
  • Raoul Dufy Exhibition, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, 12/04/1941 - 12/27/1941
  • French Painting from the 15th Century to the Present Day, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 06/08/1943 - 07/08/1943
  • Dufy, Phillips Memorial Gallery, Washington, 06/25/1944 - 10/18/1944
  • St. Louis Collections, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 09/20/1948 - 10/25/1948
  • Raoul Dufy Memorial Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 05/12/1954 - 07/04/1954; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 07/14/1954 - 09/12/1954
  • Modern Painting Drawing and Sculpture Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer Jr, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 04/09/1957 - 05/04/1957; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1957 - 09/15/1957
  • French Art, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 09/16/1960 - 10/02/1960
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

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