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Bartolomeo Savona

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020. Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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Savona was a Sicilian student who was staying in the guest house Derain used during his visit to London in 1906. According to family legend, Savona acted as the artist’s translator when he needed to visit a dentist. He then painted this portrait in three twenty-minute sittings as a gift. Derain uses raw and clashing colours and exuberant brushwork to create a lively and sympathetic image. Similar works had led him, and his associate Henri Matisse, to be dubbed Fauves (Wild Beasts) when they exhibited in Paris in the previous year.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

1906

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 45.7 x W 35.4 cm

Accession number

97.1

Acquisition method

purchased with financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Art Collections Fund, 1997

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed: a derain


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