In good original condition, this commercially sized painting was entered by a local private vendor who had bought it at least 30 years ago from Frost & Reed in the days when the company had a gallery in Bristol. The painting wasn't dated, but it did carry the Frost & Reed stock number 16883 on a label on the verso and retained its original 1970s frame.
The enduring appeal of Dyf
COLLECTING fashions come and go, but the redoubtable Marcel Dyf (1899-1995) never seems to be short of admirers. This signed 23 1/4in x 2ft 4in (59 x 71cm) canvas, right, La Courbe de la Rivière, was the lone picture highlight of Dreweatt Neate’s (15% buyer’s premium) August 24 sale in Bristol when it sold to the London trade at £7600 against an estimate of £4000-6000.