La femme blonde, 1919

The drawings in this portfolio were all included in the auction sale of Albert Marquet’s work held in Paris in 2010. They display a wonderful freedom of expression, bodies represented by a few telling lines and the minimum of background, and must surely emanate from the sense of openness and liberation that Albert experienced during his early years with his intelligent, attractive young wife Marcelle.

As you may become aware, several of these drawings were later used for the L’académie des dames portfolio.