Achille-Émile Othon Friesz limited edition; 'La Rochelle'
The Harbour at La Rochelle
Artist pencil signed
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Product Code: 120111-2
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limited edition lithograph
Achille-Émile Othon Friesz
The 21st print in a small edition of only 30 impressions.
Achille-Émile Othon Friesz; 1879 –1949, (who later called himself Othon Friesz), French artist of the Fauvist movement and native of Le Havre. It was while he was at the Lycée that he met his friend Raoul Dufy. He and Dufy studied at the Le Havre School of Fine Arts in 1895-96 and then went to Paris together for further study. In Paris, Friesz met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, and Georges Rouault. Like them, he rebelled against the academic teaching of Bonnat and became a member of the Fauves, exhibiting with them in 1907.
A fine original lithograph which is bright and unfaded, with superb atmospheric shading and detail qualities, in coloured inks, an image measuring 37 cms. x 29 cms. (14½ x 11½ ins.) a medium wove paper sheet, 41 cms. x 35 cms. (16¼ x 13¾ ins.)
Pencil signed by the artist with the edition 21/30 in pencil beneath the image.
Unframed, and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good with a toning to a previous mat window and handling marks condusive with age.