Gavin Claxton


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‘Delphiniums’ by Marcel Dyf (1899-1985).

The painting – which depicts a large summer bouquet of blue delphiniums and other blooms – is signed by the artist and dated 1969 on the artist’s studio stamp, verso. It is presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

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Marcel Dyf was born in Paris but moved to Arles in the South of France in 1922 where he first built his reputation as a major Post-Impressionist painter of floral still lifes. In 1935 he returned to Paris after acquiring the studio of Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) in Montparnasse upon the latter’s retirement. Prior to the Nazis occupation of Paris in June 1940, Dyf moved back to Arles where joined the French Resistance. After the war, American and British tourists returning to the Riviera soon became enthusiastic collectors of Marcel Dyf’s flower paintings and landscapes of the Cote d’Azur. The international acclaim Dyf achieved in the 1950s continues to this day.

Marcel Dyf exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Salon d’Automne, and Salon des Tuileries as well as at important galleries in Paris, London, Cannes, Nice, and Marseille.

Dimensions: (framed) 100cm x 82cm (39¼” x 32¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 73cm x 60cm (28¾” x 23¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Ready to hang.


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