Acquisition of a Marquet’s masterpiece by the MuMa Le Havre

Galerie de la Présidence is delighted to announce the acquisition by the Musée d’art moderne André Malraux (MuMa Le Havre) of a Albert Marquet’s masterpiece:
“Le Havre, le bassin”, 1906.

“Le Havre, le bassin” was painted in Le Havre from Albert Marquet‘s room at the Hotel du Ruban Bleu. Marquet stayed in Le Havre with Raoul Dufy during the month of July 1906 and realized 18 paintings. This work is a major painting of the Fauve period.

Albert MARQUET, Le Havre, le bassin, 1906
Albert Marquet
Le Havre, le bassin
Oil on canvas
61 x 50,3 cm
Work purchased by the museum of modern art André Malraux (Muma) in Le Havre


The acquisition was made possible with the participation of the City of Le Havre, the Normandy region, the Association des Amis du MuMa and private companies.

Le Havre, le bassin has joined the 12 paintings and 23 drawings by Albert Marquet that were already in the MuMa’s collections. This painting was exhibited for the first time at the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art on 21 September 2019, on the occasion of the event “Les Journées du Patrimoine”.

Official ceremony, acquisition by the MuMa, Albert Marquet, Le Havre, le bassin
Official ceremony, conducted by Jean-Baptiste Gastinne,Mayor of Le Havre
© MuMa Le Havre / Claire Palué


This acquisition was noticed by the press :

Connaissance des Arts, juillet 2019, Le MuMa acquiert une peinture fauve d'Albert Marquet
July 2019


The Art Newspaper Daily : Le MuMa acquiert un paysage havrais d'Albert Marquet, September 13, 2019
The Art Newspaper Daily
September 13, 2019


La Gazette Drouot, Albert Marquet crée l'événement au MuMa du Havre, September 6,2019
La Gazette Drouot
September 6, 2019


Acquisition of a painting by Albert Marquet by Muma Le Havre, article in Paris-Normandie daily
Paris-Normandie, September 20, 2019
by Virginie Veiss


Article de Gilles Kraemer, Le Curieux des Arts : Une œuvre fauve d'Albert Marquet entre dans les collections du MuMa Le Havre
Le Curieux des Arts
Article by Gilles Kraemer, July 12, 2019

Read more on the blog “Le Curieux des Arts” (in french)


Grand master of landscapes and excellent painter of water, Albert Marquet is one of the leading artists of our gallery.

Find on this website a selection of works by Albert Marquet currently available and do not hesitate to contact us.