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Donated By: Musack.org

New World, Haiti, Prefete Duffaut (Haitian, 1923-2012), ca. 1990s CE. A large and very colorful landscape, signed in ruby red by the Haitian artist Prefete Duffaut over the lower body of blue waters. The gouache on masonite painting depicts a seaside environment, the hilly terrain quite picturesque - dotted with houses, trees, and townspeople - in a color palette that captures every color of the rainbow. Duffaut is one of the few Haitian artists to develop a unique signature style, and his "Ville Imaginaire" are charming depictions of his hometown of Jacmel on the southern coast. He joined the Centre d'Art in 1946 and was selected to be among the few artists to paint murals in the Trinity Cathedral in 1951. A wonderful painting from an iconic artist of Jacmel, Haiti. Size: 29.25" L x 23.25" W (74.3 cm x 59.1 cm); 30.875" L x 24.875" W (78.4 cm x 63.2 cm) including frame

One of Prefete Duffaut's paintings from the collection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sold at Sotheby's on April 25, 1996 for $6900.

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Just a few minor surface scratches. Otherwise excellent. Sotheby's label on verso with date of sale 8/7/97.


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Prefete Duffaut Gouache on Masonite, ex-Sotheby's

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Oct 5, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA