(After) Derain

Hyde Park- London



Derain, Andre b.1881 Chatou, France d. 1954 Garches, France


Hyde Park- London (after the watercolour from 1905), 1972 signed in the plate, lower left


Lithograph in many colours


Arches Vellum 65 x 50 cm sheet size, including margins, not shown in reproduction above.




realised by Michel Hoog, and printed at the Atelier, Mourlot, Paris, 1972 in an edition of 1000 with permission from the folio of works owed by Phillipe and Demise Levy, Paris, France 1972. Present work one not numbered, possibly HC or Artist’s Proof.


See https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3648895/The-colour-of-genius.html and https://www.theartstory.org/artist-derain-andre.htm that gives beginning collectors an insight into the artist.


Private collector, Paris, 2016


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The Collection of Phillipe and Denise Levy has now a permanent home at The Modern Art Museum in Troyes, France. What makes this lithograph important for collectors is that little work exists today of Derain’s groundbreaking Fauvist works as he was knownwe to have destroyed a considerable amount work from the first decade of the Twentieth Century. While art historians are united in his contribution to the radicalisation of using colour in his art, (with major paintings now housed in collecting Institutions worldwide and being one of the founders of the Fauvist Movement along with Henri Matisse), it is nevertheless important to gain an insight to how Derain’s theoretcial approach to reworking the realist canon through exaggerated use of tones was applied to lesser known works, like this lithograph after a watercolour. Such subject matter was shortlived as Derain would soon abandon Fauvism for a more classical rendering of the human form and the surrounding world.