André Derain

Bathers

1907
On view
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
52" x 6' 4 3/4" (132.1 x 195 cm)
Credit
William S. Paley and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Funds
Object number
683.1980
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
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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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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