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.)ENQUIRE
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.
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 26 November 1990, lot 8Private collection, Paris.
Sylvie Buisson, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 2001, Vol.II, p.152, no.17.72.