A beautiful vintage first edition offset lithograph of the oil painting "Portrait of Mme Dufy" (1930) by Raoul Dufy. This lithograph is from a first limited American edition folio published in 1954 - the year after the artist's death. It is nearly a period piece. Printed on one side only and hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper. Information regarding the original painting can be found by lifting the plate. 

Image 10.45" x 8.25"

Overall 14.5" x 11"

Raoul Dufy has swiftly become a new favorite of mine. This passage written by Sam Hunter sums him up in a delightful little snapshot.

"After painting as a Fauve, Dufy was in turn influenced by Cézanne and the Cubists. He continued following along the paths of modern art with a sprightly and charming step all his own during the next decade, developing a personal idiom that emphasized graphic elements, that was tender and decorative in color, and that gave a witty and worldly twist to the serious art of his time. He painted a sophisticated and pleasure-loving world with a curiously innocent and detached eye, in piquant colors and with an ingenious, faintly mocking line."