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Aaron M. and Clara Weitzenhoffer




Maurice de Vlaminck (France, 1876–1958)
, n.d.
Watercolor on paper
21 ½ x 25 ½ in.
Aaron M. and Clara Weitzenhoffer Bequest, 2000


In the later decades of his career, Maurice de Vlaminck looked to the quiet streets of French villages for inspiration. He produced small watercolor sketches, such as this one, fairly quickly and as potential studies for later oils. He used an economy of line to define the forms of the architecture and broad washes of color as reminders of his impressions of the scene. Although the location is unidentified, this sketch may have been painted in Vlaminck’s home in Chatou, which is notable for the red roofs of the buildings.