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Raoul Dufy à Perpignan

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Perpignan (photographed)

  • Date:

    1949 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Bequest of Gilberte Boyer Brassaï

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 913, box L

Hungarian-born Brassaï moved from Berlin to Paris in 1924, where he remained for the rest of his life. There, he became acquainted with many artists of the day, including Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. Brassaï is most well-known for his images of Parisian life, depicting brothels, prostitutes, city streets, architecture and high society alike. However, he also photographed his artist friends, often in their studios or with their work. This photograph depicts Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy at work in his studio space. These images provide a rare insight into the habits and practice of these twentieth century masters, whose doors were not always open to this kind of personal documentation.

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a man in a white shirt seated and painting on a large canvas which rests on an easel. His back is to us and his hair is white.

Place of Origin

Perpignan (photographed)


1949 (photographed)


Brassaï Guyula Hálasz, born 1899 - died 1984 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Top centre, pencil: '23 x 26'; 'A.447.G'; 'Page 52' [encircled]
Top right, pencil: 'A.447G'
Bottom right, stamped in black ink: 'SUCCESSION / BRASSAÏ / ESTATE'


Width: 22.8 cm image, Height: 26 cm image

Object history note

This object came to the museum as part of a bequest of 99 photographs by Brassaï from his widow, Madame Gilberte Boyer.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Brassaï, 'Raoul Dufy à Perpignan' [Raoul Dufy in Perpignan], 1949, gelatin silver print


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process; Photography

Subjects depicted

Artist's studio; Expressionism; Fauvism; Painting


Photographs; Artist's studios


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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