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André Derain (1880-1954)
The Three Baskets, Winter 1939-40
Oil on canvas
43 1/2 x 43 5/8 in. (110.5 x 110.8 cm)
Gift of John W. Warrington in memory of his mother, Elsie Holmes Warrington, 1941.6
2002 Artists Right Society (ARS), ADAGP, Paris

Signed lower right: "Derain"

Still life depicting three baskets filled with fruit, a table, and a bench. A round basket with handles rests on the bench. An oval basket is placed in the center of the table. A smaller basket filled with pears is on the table at the right. Also shown are two pitchers, a plate of fruit, and a white cloth hanging off the side of table.

Alternate Titles:
Les Trois Paniers


1939-March 1940:   André Derain, Paris, sold to
March 1940-December 23, 1940:   (Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, sold to [1])
December 23, 1940-1941:   John W. Warrington, Cincinnati, given to
1941-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] A letter dated February 4, 1941, from Pierre Matisse to the CAM explains that the dealer visited Derain's studio in December 1939 and viewed The Three Baskets. As the artist was still working on the painting, Pierre Matisse did not have the painting directly shipped to New York. Derain completed the painting in approximately January or February 1940, and the picture left France for New York in March. It was exhibited at Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, in April 1940, and given stock number 974.

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