Original Textile Design for Bianchini-Férier* (1900)

RAOUL DUFY (1877-1953)

Gouache on paper; monogrammed lower right and inscribed on the reverse ‘Raoul Dufy 1900 Tapeterie Bianchini Ferier’
In handmade plum wood French polished frame

54cm x 45.5cm in the frame


Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter and textile designer celebrated for his vibrant and colourful works. His exuberant scenes of seaside towns, horse races, and regattas combined bold brushwork with a sense of joy and optimism.

*Bianchini-Férier is the longest continuously running silk mill in Europe. Founded in 1888, the firm specialised in jacquard-woven dress and furnishing silks, and became renowned for its fine silk velvets and silk-and-metal brocades for haute couture in the early 1900s.

Dufy’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 7,941,112USD for La Foire aux Oignons sold at Sotheby’s in 2007.

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