BEATRICE HUNTINGTON (1889 - 1988) Our Sitting Room in 'La Petite Maison', Cassis

BEATRICE HUNTINGTON (1889 - 1988) Our Sitting Room in 'La Petite Maison', Cassis

£550

BEATRICE HUNTINGTON (1889 - 1988)
Our Sitting Room in 'La Petite Maison', Cassis

1926-1927 ·
Pencil on paper ·
27 x 21 cm
Unframed

Verso: Inscribed with title and date in Beatrice's handwriting

Beatrice and William spent time travelling in the Southern Mediterranean, particularly Spain but also the South of France. The picturesque fishing village of Cassis near Marseille had been a favoured haunt of the Fauves and became equally popular with the Scottish Colourists for whom the intense colours created by the strong southern sunshine were an equal draw. In 1913 when J.D. Fergusson first visited he encouraged Samuel Peploe to bring his family to holiday in Cassis. S.J. Peploe and F.C.B. Cadell visited together
in 1924, the year that work by both artists was exhibited in Paris in an exhibition entitled Les Peintres de l'Ecosse Moderne.
It is likely that Beatrice and William were similarly encouraged to visit Cassis by Peploe and Cadell and indeed, inscribed photographs in the archive showing Peploe and his two sons at Cassis would seem to confirm that they were there together in 1924. It is not known whether Beatrice and William owned or rented 'La Petite Maison' but the date of the drawing, over the course of two years, suggest they were also regular visitors in the mid-1920s. A painting by William Macdonald entitled Evening, Marseille also dates from this era.

Dimensions:

Height 27 cm / 10 "
Width 21 cm / 8 12"