One of de Staël's largest works, Rue Gauguet evolved over two years. Named after the street where the artist had his studio, the work, shot through with broad strokes of color, is built up of many layers of heavily manipulated paint.
Lower left: Stael; Reverse: Nicolas / de / Stael / 1949
1950, sold by the artist to Theodore Schempp, New York; 1957, sold by Schempp to the MFA. (Accession date: May 9, 1957)
Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund
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