About This Artwork

André Derain
French, 1880–1954

Fountain, early 1920s

Oil on panel
10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27.6 x 34.9 cm)
Signed, l.r.: Derain

Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.350

© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1933, p. 78, cat. 683.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1934, p. 52, cat. 341.

Publication History

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial from the Birch-Bartlett Collection, (Art Institute of Chicago, 1926), pp. 34, 35 (ill.), 57.

Zabel, Morton Dauwen, “An American Gallery of Modern Painting,” Art and Archaeology 26, no. 6 (December 1928), p. 233, as Le Bassin.

Sherwood, Walter J., “The Famous Birch Bartlett collection,” The Chicago Visitor (October, 1932), p. 40.

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Birch Bartlett Memorial from the Birch-Bartlett Collection, (Art Institute, 1946), pp. 8, 9 (ill.), 54, as The Fountain (Le Bassin).

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute, 1961), p. 125.

Speyer, A. James and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth Century European Paintings (University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 39, cat. 1E8.

Art Institute of Chicago, “ The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection,” Museum Studies 12, 2 (1986), pp. 222, 231 (ill.), no. 2.

Michael Kellermann, André Derain: Catalogue Raisonné de l’oeuvre peint (Paris: Éditions Galerie Schmit, 1996), p. 132 (ill.), cat. 852, as Baigneuses a la fontaine, about 1920–1921.

Ownership History

Joseph Brummer Gallery, New York, by May 1926 [copy of shipping receipt in curatorial file]. Frederick Clay Bartlett, Chicago, by May 1926; given to the Art Institute, 1926.




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