Dear Friends and Dear Collectors,
During this singular period we are living, we will regularly invite you via a short video, to discover the work of an artist we particularly like.
Today, it is with Albert Marquet, one of the great landscape painters of the 20th century that we begin our series with this view of Boulogne-sur-Mer…
Françoise and Florence Chibret-Plaussu
One minute with Albert Marquet
In 1930, after Spain and Morocco, Marquet spent the summer in Boulogne-sur-Mer. He stayed at the villa Pige-Vents and, as usual, he installed his workshop in a room with a view of the port – ports being one of his favorite subjects.
Marquet loved the incessant activity of boats and docks. He also liked to rediscover the cozy atmosphere of the north with its grey colours, uncertain skies, mists and pale suns.
The painting is beautifully composed. The dock in the foreground, sharper, denser, opposes a background that fades into the mists, with a veiled sun losing itself in the clouds.
Marquet translates the essential with accurate tones and positions. Here we find all the talent of Albert Marquet ‘a painter suspended in time’.
Le port, temps couvert
– Albert Marquet, Paris
– Galerie Druet, Paris, 14 October 1930, n° 12862
– René Dreyfus collection, 25 March 1931
– Madame de Dampierre collection, France (daughter of René Dreyfus)
– Sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 6 April 1954, n°52.
– Private collection, France, circa 1985
– Galerie Matignon Saint-Honoré, Paris, circa 1986
– Private collection, France
– Private collection, Tokyo
– This work will be included in the forthcoming Albert Marquet Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
Order #2774-WPI Reference n° : 19.03.26 / 20485.
Price upon request. Contact us.