"Le Pont sur l'Oise a Mery II", 1925, color lithograph on chine volant, 243x340mm; 9 1/2" x 13 1/2", full margins. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower margin. Published by Edmond Frapier, Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs, Paris. A very good impression with strong colors [Walterskirchen 187 2D].
Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) was born in Paris of Flemish heritage into a Bohemian existence, receiving little schooling. He knew Andre Derain (1880-1954) as a boy and the two artists were lifelong friends, eventually setting up a studio at Chatou. In 1901, Vlaminck saw the Van Gogh exhibition at Bernheim-Jeune's, was profoundly affected and his own work began to show the influence of Van Gogh. He also met Matisse in 1901 and exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Independants. In 1905, Vlaminck met the avant-garde artists of their time including Picasso and Matisse and exhibited with a group at Berthe Weil's and at the Salon d'Automne where the critic Louis Vauxcelles named him and others the Fauvists. In 1908, Vlaminck radically changed his style, moving away from Fauvism and closer to Cezanne's Impressionism. In 1915, Vlaminck moved toward an expressive realism that he continued to pursue the rest of his life, remaining closer to northern or Germanic Expressionism.
Vlaminck's characteristic later landscapes take one back to the world of Ruisdael, Hobbema and 17th century Dutch landscape. His work became generally tonal; the effect of threatening skies over desolate roads and countryside ultimately became the formula Vlaminck arrived at in a highly effective manner.
This Vlaminck is in 24 1/8" x 27 7/8" classical styled cove back inlayed chestnut burl frame with grooved details. The matching chestnut wood fillet echoes the frame. The outer Titian gold and inner tusk rag mats are acid and lignin free and are protected with Acrylite-AR OP3 (UV) by CYRO....... $2,200.00