An excellent vintage First Edition offset lithograph after oil painting "Street Decked with Flags" (1906) by Raoul Dufy. Comes from a First Limited American Edition folio published in 1954, the year after Dufy passed away. This makes it a nearly period piece. Signed in the print. Printed on one side. Hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper. Information regarding the original painting will be found by lifting the plate. Vivid colors.

8.25" x 10.25" image
11" x 14.5" overall

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."