La fête signed 'L.V' (lower left) oil on canvas 25 5/8 x 32in. (64 x 81cm) Painted in 1893
LITERATURE J. Valtat, Louis Valtat, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint 1869-1952, vol. I, no. 38.
'Valtat's strong and indeed magnificent painterly instinct fills canvases with a lush flair such that one's memory is charmed by their power as much as by their sensitivity' Thadée Natanson, writing in La Révue Blanche in 1899, quoted in I. Goldberg 'Valtat: un fauve a l'ecart' in M. Vallès-Bled et al., Valtat: indépendant et précurseur, exh. cat., Musée Paul Valéry, Sete, 2011, p. 31.
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