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André Lhote

Puteaux Group, Section d'Or, Cubism

  • Le Petit Port

André Lhote

(Bordeaux, 1885 – Paris, 1962)

Le Petit Port, 1929

Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Signed lower right A. LHOTE.
27 x 35.5 cm

Provenance :
- Succession of the artist
- Private collection, France

Literature :
Will be included in the Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint d’André Lhote in preparation by Mrs. Dominique Bermann-Martin

Certificate of authenticity by Mrs. Dominique Bermann-Martin, Paris on 19/09/2018


In Le Petit Port, painted around 1929, the composition is simple and perfectly structured. Lhote manifests in this work his qualities of colorist. Here he limits his palette to some fundamental, which he declines in flat colors juxtaposed. A rose, ochres, a gray for houses, green for the sea a range of blue for the sky. Our painting is really a demonstration of the purity of line, the balance between structure and color.

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