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La Ciotat

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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In the summer of 1907, Friesz painted with Georges Braque at the town of La Ciotat, on the Mediterranean between Marseille and Toulon. This stridently coloured Fauvist work belonged to Hugh Blaker, the art adviser of the Davies sisters, and was purchased from his sister's estate by Margaret Davies in 1948.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil on canvas


H 27.3 x W 35.1 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2151

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type


Inscription description

Frame: Label: ERNEST BROWN & PHILLIPS, LTD The Leicester Galleries Leicester Square London W.C 2 Frame & Stretcher: Label: EXHIBITION OF WORKS FROM THE HUGH BLAKER COLLECTION HELD AT THE LEICESTER GALLERIES LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON No.65 (sic) Othon Friesz Title Landscape Purchaser Miss M. Davies Stretcher: Label: JAMES BOURLET & SONS ? 866 Stencil: PII Signed: (bottom left) Othon Friesz Not dated.


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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