Projet pour 'Voyages lointains' signed, numbered and dated '1197/ Sonia Delaunay 1937' (lower centre) gouache on tracing paper 35.8 x 23cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/16in). Executed in 1937
PROVENANCE Gifted by the artist to the present owner, Paris (1969).
The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Richard Riss, and is registered in the archives, no.F1197.
In 1937 Sonia and Robert Delaunay were commissioned to decorate two temporary pavilions dedicated to Railways and Air Travel for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris. The present work is a preparatory study for one of two gold medal winning murals by Sonia for the Pavillon des Chemins de Fer.