The Regatta (Les Régates)
On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
The Regatta portrays a crowd of spectators watching a boat race at Sainte-Adresse, a popular seaside resort near Le Havre, in Raoul Dufy’s native Normandy. The artist reduced the figures, sailboats, and flags to geometric forms, building his composition through blocks of bright, flattened color.
Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 25 11/16 in. (54 x 65.2 cm)
frame: 29 x 33 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (73.7 x 85.1 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "R. Dufy"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Jacobs, Jr.
Prior to 1925, provenance not yet documented; before March 1925, acquired by Frances Carco of Paris, France; March 2, 1925, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, “Catalogue des Tableaux, Aquarelles, Dessins et Estampes Modernes” no. 36; between 1925 and 1928, provenance not yet documented; by 1928, acquired by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris; between 1928 and 1954, provenance not yet documented; by April 22, 1954, and reportedly January 25, 1934, acquired by Alexandre Roudinesco of Paris, France; between 1955 and 1959, provenance not yet documented; after July 1959, acquired by Andre Weil; June 5, 1961, acquired from Andre Weil by Notre-Dame Supply Company; December 13, 1961, purchased from Notre-Dame Supply Company at Parke-Bernet Galleries by Max Bodner; April 28, 1964, purchased from Max Bodner by William K. Jacobs of New York, NY; June 22, 1964, gift of William K. Jacobs and Mrs. Jacobs to the Brooklyn Museum.
Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953). The Regatta (Les Régates), ca. 1908-1910. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 11/16 in. (54 x 65.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Jacobs, Jr., 64.91. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.91_SL1.jpg)
overall, 64.91_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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