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Classification: Pastel »
Theme: landscape »
Medium: Pastel »
Support: on cardboard »
Year(s): 1931 »
PS 388
Boats at Ploubazlanec
Alternate titles: Régates; Une régate dans une baie bretonne - A Breton Bay Ragatta
Pastel on cardboard
35 1/8 x 47 5/16 in. (89 x 120 cm)
Signed and dated lower left: Philippe Smit/ 1931
On the back: a metal plate: Lottie Urban on the frame lower left.
Inv. Lotty Urban-Leteneur, n.d. [ante 1953], s.n., private archives: no. [39], p. 2, Pastels: Régates en Bretagne.
Inv. Leteneur, n.d. [1977], n.p., s.n., private archives: no. [18], p. [2], salon: Smit Philippe - 'Régates à Ploubalsanec'/ Pastel signé en bas à gauche, daté 1931, 87 x 117 [cm].
Galerie Pierre Maurs, Paris, France, Peinture et Pastels de Philippe Smit, February 04, 1948, no. 71, as Régates, 1931, (CT); not shown.
Literature & Primary Sources
Massé, René. Journal. 1920-21, 1924, 1929-31, 1933-1935, 05-11-1933, p. [25] ("… les régates en Bretagne …").
"Gare de Lyon pour Montereau (8h.45 – 10h.20)/ Philippe vient me chercher en auto./ Brouillard./ […] – Dans la chambre de Dien [Berendina], les régates en Bretagne, ce/ qu’il voyait de sa chambre, voiles blancs et rouges, les drapeaux, les petits personnages. […]" (Gare de Lyon to Montereau (8:45 – 10:20) Philippe comes to meet me in a car. Fog. Visit of the studio. … -In Dien’s [Berendina’s] sleeping room, the regatta in Brittany, what he saw from his room, white and red sails, the flags, the small figures. …) (Massé, 5 November 1933, p. [25])

Record last updated February 8, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Narzt, Andreas and Castellani, Florence. "Boats at Ploubazlanec, 1931 (PS 388)." The Complete Works of Philippe Smit. (accessed on June 8, 2023).