Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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La Danse,

Woodcut on lightweight beige Chinese wove paper with inclusions

Dimensions (Image): 313 x 315 mm (12.3 x 12.4 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 459 x 576 mm (18.1 x 22.7 in.)

Signed in pencil, lower right margin: “Raoul Dufy”; inscribed in pencil, lower right edge: “95/100”; inscribed in block within image, lower edge: “LA DANSE”

Edition: Number 95 from edition of 100

Accession number: 2011.9.1

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2011

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Collector’s stamp on verso, lower right corner: “H. M. P.” in horizontal oval, identifed by dealer as the stamp of Henri M. Petiet (not in Lugt, which does have another stamp of Petiet’s)

Bibliography: Stephen Coppel, Picasso and Printmaking in Paris (London: South Bank Centre, 1998), p. 13; Dora Perez-Tibi, Dufy (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989), p. 53, plate 52, and related study in Indian ink wash, plate 51; for more on Dufy’s woodcuts, see Jacques Lassaigne, Dufy: Biographical and Critical Studies (New York: Crown Publishers, 1984), pp. 26–33; for comparison, see illustrations to Guillaume Apollinaire’s Bestiary (English translation published Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1980).

Work Type: print

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