This bequest of eight paintings from the collection of Mrs Sarah McLeod through the Art Fund in 2001 complements and extends the Harris Museum and Art Gallery's 20th-century collection.
Jardin a Ponnermaire en Montois by André Derain, c. 1940s
Â© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2007
- Oil on canvas laid on board
- 26.5x34 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- Mrs Sarah MacLeod through The Art Fund
The two paintings by Derain are post-Fauvist works reflecting his fascination with the art of the past. The delicate, lyrical brushwork of Garden at Ponnermaire en Montois reveals his interest in Watteau and Corot, while the subject matter and austere colour scheme of Still Life with Fruit are clearly influenced by 17th-century Dutch art, examples of which Derain collected.
Mrs Sarah McLeod