André Derain / London: St. Paul's Cathedral seen from the Thames / 1906André Derain
London: St. Paul's Cathedral seen from the Thames

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Creator Name: Derain, André
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1880 - 1954
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: André Derain
Title: London: St. Paul's Cathedral seen from the Thames
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1906
Creation End Date: 1906
Creation Date: 1906
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.39-1/4 x W.32-1/4 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 61.36.9
Credit Line: Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

After the great financial success of Claude Monet's views of the Thames River, André Derain's dealer, Ambroise Vollard, convinced him to paint London, too. During two trips to England in 1905 and 1906, Derain made thirty views of the city. This one features Sir Christopher Wren's famous 17th-century cathedral.

A Fauve painter, Derain has distilled and expressed his emotions about the subject using intensified colors and a simplified design.

AMICA ID: MIA_.61.36.9
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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