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Henri Jean Guillaume Martin, Collioure Mer Grise
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TITLE:  Collioure Mer Grise
ARTIST:  Henri Jean Guillaume Martin (French, 1860–1943)
WORK DATE:  circa 1920
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas, unlined
SIZE:  h: 80.3 x w: 81.1 cm / h: 31.6 x w: 31.9 in
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Stair Sainty Gallery  +44 (0)20 7493 4542  Send Email

Picasso, Dufy, Matisse and Derain were all to paint in Collioure, the small French town 15 kilometres from the Spanish border, where Henri Martin bought asecond home in 1923. The locale’s wide sea views and dramatic light enticed the artist finally, not just to visit, but settle in the small vineyard-surrounded fishing village at the foot of the Pyrenees. The seascape at Collioure was a constant in Martin’s work from this period.

PROVENANCE:  Purchased directly from the artist; Private collection, Paris by descent
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Stair Sainty Gallery Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Certificate from M. Cyrille Martin wherein he say ‘Circa 1920.D’après la forme des voiles, probablement en Méditerranée sur la côte catalane. Est incontestablement de la main de Henri Martin, père de Luc MARTIN-RERDIERESch, par lui, mon grand-père.’
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Cahors, Musée Henri Martin; Toulouse, Capitole, Henri Martin 1860-1943, September – October 1993, accompanying catalogue p. 109, no.C74, illustrated in colour.
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