Albert Huyot (Paris 1872 - Paris 1968)

Collage on the Theme of the First World War Sold

Black chalk, pencil, oil and mixed media collage on grey paper from a large sketchbook.
Signed, dated and inscribed A. Huyot 1917 / Souvenir de Poperinghe at the lower centre.
340 x 488 mm. (13 3/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

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The Belgian town of Poperinghe was the main military centre for Allied forces in Flanders during the First World War, and was surrounded by camps, headquarters, hospitals and supply depots. A few kilometers west of Ypres, Poperinghe was frequently the recipient of heavy German artillery bombardment but remained in Allied hands for most of the war. A military cemetery remains in the town today.

Provenance:
Possibly the posthumous Huyot studio sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot [Claude Robert], 19 April 1982, as part of lot 24 (‘env. 54 dessins “Croquis de Guerre 1914-1918” (Alsace, Lorraine, Vosges)’.

Albert HUYOT

Collage on the Theme of the First World War

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