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Landscape: Camiers

Artist:
André Derain (French, Chatou 1880–1954 Garches)
Date:
1911
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 3/8 × 25 5/8 in. (54.3 × 65.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.9
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Derain
[Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris]; Georg Biermann, Rottach-Egern, Germany (1914–23; sold in July 1923, for $1,500, to Thayer); Scofield Thayer, New York (1923–d. 1982; on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1931–82; his bequest to MMA)

New York. Montross Gallery. "Original Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings being Exhibited with the Dial Folio 'Living Art'," January 26–February 14, 1924, unnum. checklist (as "Landscape").

Worcester Art Museum. "Exhibition of the Dial Collection of Paintings, Engravings, and Drawings by Contemporary Artists," March 5–30, 1924, no. 9 (as "Landscape").

Northampton, Mass. Hillyer Art Gallery, Smith College. "The Dial Collection," Spring 1924, no catalogue.

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 24 (as "Landscape: Camiers").

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial Revisited," June 29–August 22, 1971, no catalogue.

Worcester Art Museum. "'The Dial': Arts and Letters in the 1920s," March 7–May 10, 1981, no. 33.

Daniel Henry [Kahnweiler]. André Derain. Leipzig, 1920, ill. frontispiece (color), as "Ansicht von Camiers," 1911.

Dial 79 (October 1925), ill. between pp. 266 and 267 (color), as "Landscape".

F[rancis]. H[enry] T[aylor]. "Modern French Paintings in the Museum." Bulletin of the Worcester Art Museum 22, no. 4 (January 1932), pp. 70–71, ill., as "French Landscape".

Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, p. 66, no. 24, ill., states that it was painted in 1911 at Camiers on the Channel coast; mentions two other paintings of the same site, "The Hornpipe Player" now called "The Bagpiper" (1911; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Kellermann 1992, no. 198) and "Landscape: Camiers" (1911; private collection, Switzerland; Kellermann 1992, no. 203).

William Wasserstrom. A Dial Miscellany. Syracuse, 1963, ill. after p. 204.

Michel Kellermann. André Derain: Catalogue Raisonné de l'œuvre peint. Vol. 1, 1895–1914. Paris, 1992, p. 124, no. 204, ill., as "Paysage de Camiers (Pas-de-Calais)"; catalogues five other paintings of Camiers (K 198, 201, 202, 203, 206).



Derain travelled to Camiers, near Pas-de Calais, in August 1911 (see "André Derain: An Outsider in French Art," Copenhagen, 2007, p. 246). Similar paintings of Camiers are in the Minneapolis Institute of Art , Columbus Museum of Art, private collections, Switzerland and a private collection, United States (Kellermann 1992, nos. 198, 201, 202, 203, 206).
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