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Genevieve Taillade in an Orange Jacket
André Derain (French, 1880–1954)
61.6 x 50.5 cm (24 1/4 x 19 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oil on canvas
Not On View
Derain was associated with the Fauves early in his career, with their love of wild and jarring color, but his passion for the compositions of Cézanne and France’s old masters soon led him away from the more radical edge of the art world. His growing commitment to figurative painting made him a prominent representative of the conservative “call to order” in the 1920s, the period when he painted this portrait of his niece and was critically acclaimed for the “Frenchness” of his work.
Lower right: a. derain
By 1928, M. Faure; 1929, sold by Faure to Guillaume and Davis, Ltd., London; June 1929, sold by Guillaume and Davis to Howard Young Galleries, New York; November 2, 1929, sold by Howard Young Galleries to John Taylor Spaulding, Boston, MA (d. 1948); 1948, bequest of Spaulding. (Accession Date: June 3, 1948)
Bequest of John T. Spaulding
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