Wednesday 3 July 2019

Lot 30

Andre Derain, French 1880-1954- Portrait de Femme (Portrait of a Woman), c. 1922;

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Lot 30

Andre Derain,
French 1880-1954-

Portrait de Femme (Portrait of a Woman), c. 1922;

Price Realised: £8,840

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 30

Description

Andre Derain,

French 1880-1954-


Portrait de Femme (Portrait of a Woman), c. 1922;


oil on board, signed, 23.3 x 18cm (ARR)

 

Provenance: Private collection, London

 

Literature: Michel Kellermann, 'Andre Derain, Catalogue Raisonne de l'Oeuvre Peint Tome 2 1915-1934,' no.1109 p.205 (the work is listed as oil on canvas)

 

Note: André Derain is best known for his contribution to the Fauvist movement. In 1905, with a group of artists including Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), Derain exhibited at the Salon dAutomne, Paris, where the critic Louis Vauxcelles used the wordfauves(wild beasts), the movement later being called Fauvism.

 

Derains oeuvre marries the volumes of Paul Cezannes (1839-1906) flatness with known non-Western sculpture, which is evident in this portrait. The portrait is likely Derains wife, Alice, as the sitters features appear to be similar to those of Derains other portraits of Alice, for example 'Madame Derain in Green', 1907 held in MoMAs collection.

 

With thanks to Robert Stoppenbach, a member of the comite Derain, for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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