Dec 8, 2014
Dec 8, 2014

Street Scene

Street Scene

c. 1926/30

Maurice de Vlaminck

(French, 1876–1958)

Brush and black ink and pastel

Support: Cream(3) wove paper laid down on yellow-cream board

Sheet: 45 x 53.9 cm (17 11/16 x 21 1/4 in.); Secondary Support: 45.7 x 55.5 cm (18 x 21 7/8 in.)


Gift of Lewis C. Williams in memory of Lewis B. Williams 1966.378



Soon after the end of World War I, Vlaminck acquired a motorcycle and traveled hundreds of miles exploring remote villages of France; their empty streets became frequent subjects of his paintings, prints, and pastels throughout the 1920s.

Comparative image:Vallangoujard, c. 1923. Maurice de Vlaminck. Lithograph. From Vlaminck: Master of Graphic Art: A Retrospective Exhibition of Graphic Works, 1905–1926, exh. cat. (Chicago: R. S. Johnson-International Gallery, 1975).

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