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Rue Gauguet

1949

Nicolas de Staël, Russian (worked in France), 1914–1955 Russian


Dimensions

199.4 x 240.3 cm (78 1/2 x 94 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.385

Medium or Technique

Oil on plywood panel

On View

Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery (Gallery 155)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

One of de Staël's largest works, Rue Gauguet evolved over two years. Named after the street where the artist had his studio, the work, shot through with broad strokes of color, is built up of many layers of heavily manipulated paint.

Inscription

Lower left: Stael; Reverse: Nicolas / de / Stael / 1949

Provenance

1950, sold by the artist to Theodore Schempp, New York; 1957, sold by Schempp to the MFA. (Accession date: May 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund