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Roger de la Fresnaye, Le Jardin, etude
 
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TITLE:  Le Jardin, etude
ARTIST:  Roger de la Fresnaye (French, 1885–1925)
WORK DATE:  1920
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Charcoal on paper laid down on board
MARKINGS:  Signed & dated
SIZE:  h: 48.2 x w: 37.8 cm / h: 19 x w: 14.9 in
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Waterhouse & Dodd  +44 (0)20 7734 7800  Send Email
DESCRIPTION: 

Le Jardin, etude is a wonderful insight into the working methods of one of the key members of the Cubist (Section d’Or) movement. The lines here are confidently drawn to form a composition that fills the page with a strategically ordered pattern. De la Fresnaye’s clever manipulation of abstraction results in the viewer knowing just enough, through hints of roof top, tree and the figure’s legs, without fully ‘descending’ into naturalism. Here the artist lets the viewer work to form his or her perfect view of the garden through the slightest depictions of its makeup.

PROVENANCE:  Richard S. Davies, Minneapolis
Jacques Seligman & Co., New York (by 1957)
Charles E. Curry (acquired from the above by 1969)
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Waterhouse & Dodd Inventory Catalogue
TEFAF  Mar 14 - Mar 23, 2014
LITERATURE:  G. Seligman, Roger de la Fresnaye, with a Catalogue Raisonne, London, 1969, p. 220, no. 379 (illustrated)
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., ‘Roger de la Fresnaye’, 1951, no. 18 (titled ‘Sidewalk Cafe, Grasse’)
New York, Jacques Seligman & Co., Inc., ‘Master Drawings’, 1857, no. 22
 
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