Raoul Dufy lithograph after a painting. Printed on thin paper trimmed to edge, the ink has a nice sheen to it. It has two titles ‘La rue Pavoisée à la Bannière Américaine’ and ‘Le Quatorze Juillet 11′. The lithograph which is on thin paper has been laid onto a sheet of paper for protection.
Image/Sheet size 23 x 29 cm (9.25 x 11.5 inches)
Although the image is often replicated I am unable to find out where this early lithograph comes from. The image was used as a poster in 1939 for an exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris. The width of the poster corresponds to the width of the lithograph (29 x 40cm) that we have for sale. Therefore it could be from the poster cut down the text removed.
The Redfern Gallery also sold this image in the UK reproducing it in their catalogue ‘Deux Mile Gravures en Couleur’, circa 1960. The item is listed as number 457 tilted ‘’Le Quatorze Juillet 11′. Unfortunately a size is not given. Redfern Gallery would often put a red stamped signature on the item and number it. So we believe this is from the Redfern Gallery publication as one has a red stamp and is numbered in pencil.
Dufy did several paintings based on Bastille Day Celebrations, of which this is one.