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André Derain. Bathers. 1907

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André Derain (French, 1880–1954)

Oil on canvas
52" x 6' 4 3/4" (132.1 x 195 cm)
Credit Line:
William S. Paley and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Funds
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Galerie Druet, Paris [1]; Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris, by 1914 [2]; seized during the war by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hotel Drouot, Paris, May 7-8, 1923 [3]. [Galerie Katia Granoff, Paris] [4]. Sold through Hotel Drouot, Paris, to Josef Müller (1887-1977), Solothurn, Switzerland, late 1920s [5]; by inheritance to Monique Barbier (daughter of Josef Müller), Prasinge/Geneva, Switzerland, 1977; sold through Galerie Beyeler, Basel to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1980.
[1] Galerie Druet label on verso (no. 3782).
[2] Michel Kellermann, André Derain: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Paris: Editions Galerie Schmit, 1992-1999, no. 381. Galerie Kahnweiler label on verso.
[3] Auct. cat. Tableaux, Aquarelles, Gouaches, Dessins & Estampes [4th sale of Kahnweiler collection]. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, May 7-8, 1923, lot 178: Les Baigneurs.
Possibly bought back by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (Galerie Simon), Paris. See Suzanne Pagé, ed., André Derain: Le peintre du trouble moderne, exh. cat. Paris: Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 1994, no. 60.
[4] Christoph Vitali and Hubertus Gassner, eds., Kunst über Grenzen, exh. cat. Munich: Haus der Kunst, Munich: Prestel, 2001, p. 444.
[5] Ibid. Date of auction unknown.


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