Watercolor on sketchbook paper, 5.9 x 7.7 in. (15 x 19,5 cm). Signed lower right.
Provenance: Private collection, Puteaux, France
Galerie de la Présidence, Paris.
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The watercolor is applied exceptionally free. Signac need for the otherwise typical range contours in favor almost completely a more fluid style of painting and a powerful use of charcoal pencil.
Comparable works date from the period around 1930, when the Turkish-born female artist Sabiha Bozcali (trained by Lovis Corinth and later with Giorgio de Chirico) was his student. He dedicated several of these works to her.
Signac was since the establishment of the Salon des Independants in 1908 its president and a major supporter of young artists.
In 1929 he began a major series of watercolors of the French ports. To this end, he hired inter alia a fisherman's house in Barfleur. the The present wonderfully powerful watercolor probably originates from this area, such as Honfleur.
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