Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 - 1968)

Poppies in a Yellow Jug Sold

Gouache, watercolour and brush and black ink on paper, backed.
Signed T. Foujita and again in Japanese and dated 1917 at the lower left.
409 x 328 mm. (16 1/8 x 12 7/8 in.)

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Still life compositions of flowers account for a relatively small but choice part of Foujita’s oeuvre. A stylistically comparable drawing of a vase of roses, also dated 1917, appeared on the art market in London in 2003, while a watercolour and gouache study of flowers in a vase, similarly datable to 1917, is in a private collection. Among other gouache and watercolour drawings of floral still life subjects from the same year are a Vase of Flowers, sold in Paris in 1989 and a large study of Peonies, which appeared at auction in 2008.

Provenance:
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 26 November 1990, lot 8
Private collection, Paris.

Literature:
Sylvie Buisson, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 2001, Vol.II, p.152, no.17.72.

Tsuguharu FOUJITA

Poppies in a Yellow Jug

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