Seascape Paintings

Jean Dufy
French, 1888-1964
Voiliers
Oil on canvas
16 x 9.50 ins / 40.75 x 24.25 cm

Voiliersis an incredibly expressive nautical scene by Jean Dufy who was known for his depictions of leisurely social activities of the French bourgeoisie. Dufy was strongly influenced by the musical figures that surrounded him, especially in Paris. The expressiveness of Voiliers, recalls the music that Dufy would have heard in the cafés of Paris- a culture Dufy was very much a part of. The strong vertical brushstrokes in Voiliersconveys the sense of movement associated with jazz and also recalls the fluid motion of waves. The title itself, ‘Voiliers’refers to the specific type of boats depicted in this painting; the name of which is derived for the French word for sail or veil. The boats were previously mercantile ships but during Dufy’s lifestyle they were used as leisure boats, as seen by the graphic figures in the foreground.

Literature:
Accompanied by a certificate from Jacques Bailly (December, 2007);

Jean-Jacques Bailly has included this painting in his Volume II of the Jean Dufy catalogue raisonné, 2010 



Inventory Number: Art D266
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Peter Van De Velde
Flemish, 1634-1687
A Mediterranean Scene with Ships
Oil on canvas
28 by 34 in. w/frame 36 by 44 in.

Inventory Number: Art V6
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Arthur W. Woelfle
American, 1873-1936
Sailing Boats
Oil on canvas
18 x 22 in. W/frame 22 x 26 in.

Inventory Number: Art W23
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Charles Parsons Knight
British, 1829-1897
Isle of Arran
Oil on canvas
11 by 22 in. W/frame 19 by 30 in.

Inventory Number: Art K49
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Jean Baptiste Duffaud
French, 1853-1927
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Oil on canvas
13 by 21 ¾ in. W/frame 24 by 32 ¾ in.

Inventory Number: Art D260
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Theodore Alexander Weber
German, 1838-1907
Harbor Scene
Oil on canvas
22 by 36 in. W/frame 28 by 42 in.

Inventory Number: Art W25
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Leonard Campbell Taylor
English 1874-1969
Ships at Sea
Oil on canvas
18 by 32 in. W/frame 22 ½ by 36 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art T13
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Leonard Campbell Taylor
English 1874-1969
Ships at Sea
Oil on canvas
18 by 32 in. W/frame 22 ½ by 36 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Art T12
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Sir Thomas Lawrence
English, 1769-1830
Portrait of Lady Digby
Oil on canvas
25 by 20 in. W/frame 31 by 26 in.

Inventory Number: Art L71
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Remy E. Landeau
French, 1859-1934
Corsica, A View of Saint-Florent
Oil on canvas
15 by 18 in. W/frame 21 by 24 in.

Inventory Number: Art L42
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