Les Bateaux, 1931 by Jean Lurcat (French, 1892 - 1966)
Jean Lurcat
French, 1892 - 1966

Les Bateaux

oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 36 inches (65.41 x 91.44 centimeters)

signed and dated lower right: Lurçat 31

Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1944 (possibly)
Acquired from the above by the previous owner

Washington DC, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Picture of the Month,” Jan 1961 (on loan).

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Gerard Denizeau.

The present work is part of a series of marine paintings that the artist completed during his stay in America from 1930 to 1931. Similar works include Voiles, Les Voiles roses and Bataille de Trafalgar, all of which are published in Gérard Denizeau & Simone Lurçat, Jean Lurçat, Catalogue raisonné 1910-1965 (Lausanne, 1998).

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