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RAOUL DUFY 1877-1953 Le Havre 1877-1953 Forcalquier (French) Title: Woman in Elegant Dress / Design Technique: Original Stamp Signed Double sided Ink Drawing on thin Carton Size: 33.3 x 24.3 cm / 13.1 x 9.6 in Additional Information: This Work is stamp signed in blue ink “RD” (Raoul Dufy) at the lower right corner. This is a very rare and unique painting by the French master Raoul Dufy. On one side there is a beautiful and very typical black ink drawing of a woman in an elegant dress. At the center of this image there is a delicate logo of a French store that was printed on the paper before Dufy’s drawing. Raoul Dufy combined this symbol in the composition of the woman. On the second side of the paper there is a very interesting pencil and black ink design. This is probably a experimental commercial, that Dufy made for the Blanchini Ferier studio. Between the hand painted text there are some pencil sketches the text reads: “3 Nouveaux Tissus pour Les Capes L’Adorable La Fulgurante La Seduisia Souples, epais, en Plis moelleux aux reflets profonds ces tissus sepretent admirablement a toutes ls formes et facons des nouvelles Capes” Blanchini Ferier 24 bis Avenue de l’Opera Provenance: This drawing will be sold with a photo Cetificate fully detailed, stamp and signed by the only expert of Raoul Dufy works – Mrs. Fanny Guillon-Laffaille dated 8.2.2002. The work will be also included in the catalogue raisonne of works of Raoul Dufy being prepared by Mrs. Fanny Guillon-Laffaille. Condition: Very good condition. Two folds in the paper.