Rue Gauguet

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

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Rue Gauguet

Dimensions
199.4 x 240.3 cm (78 1/2 x 94 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oil on plywood panel
Classification
Paintings
Type
Abstract; Oversize
Accession Number
57.385
Not on view

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