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Albert Marquet

Fauvism, Landscape Painter, Portraits

  • Drapeau à Hesnes, Norvège

Albert Marquet

(Bordeaux, 1875 – Paris, 1947)

Drapeau à Hesnes, Norvège, 1925

Watercolor on paper laid on thick paper
Signed lower right marquet
On the back is handwritten annotations :
Ph/34 5      XID       609       Drapeau à Hesnès 25       133
16.4 x 24.5 centimeters

Provenance :
- Artist's studio
- Mrs. Albert Marquet
- Private collection, France

Exhibition :
- This watercolor probably figured at the Exhibition Albert Marquet, Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, from November 3 to 27, 1925, under the number 98 to 117?

Literature :
- This work is recorded in the Albert Marquet archive of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute Inc. for the Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre d’Albert Marquet currently in preparation


In 1924, Walter Halvorsen (1887-1972), painter, art critic and Norwegian art dealer, offered Marquet and his wife Marcelle a guide to visit Norway. In the summer of 1925, they first discovered Oslo and then W. Halvorsen rented a peasant house in Hesnes in a fjord near Grienstadt.
To Marquet's amazement, there is a surprising light and sunshine for a northern country and the artist paints several landscapes during his stay.
The brightness of the Norwegian fjords, days stretching without night, illuminates his palette and this work is a beautiful illustration of the atmosphere of the place.

In November 1925, Marquet will exhibit 117 works at the Bernheim-Jeunes gallery, the result of his work in Norway.


Farmhouses near the lake in Hesnes

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