My window, Collioure1925
Framed (ref: 5284)
Signed and dated
Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
Provenance: Private collection.
Exhibited: Chenil Gallery,
1926; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, August - September, 1978, and
Belgrave Gallery, London, October, 1978, Rudolph Ihlee, 1883-1968, cat. no. 19.
In a broad gilded oak shallow hollow section frame.
Ihlee was born in London in 1883. In 1906 he went to the Slade School
of Fine Art where he became part of a celebrated group of artists
including C.R.W. Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, John S. Currie, Mark
Gertler, Maxwell Gordon Lightfoot, Adrian Allinson and Edward Wadsworth.
Ihlee left Slade School of Fine Art in 1910 and had two solo exhibitions at the Carfax Gallery in 1914 and became a member of New English Art Club in 1919. After the First World War Ihlee settled in Collioure in the South of France. He lived in Collioure for many years, marrying a French girl, Isabelle, and just managed to escape back to England when France came under German and Vichy government.
Collioure, on the Southern French Mediterranean and was a part of the ancient Roussillon province. In the early 20th century Collioure became a center of artistic activity, with several Fauve artists making it their meeting place. André Derain, Georges Braque, Othon Friesz, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Tsuguharu Fujita are amongst the artists most frequently associated with the town.A landscape painting entitled Landscape Near Collioure is owned by University of Hull Art Collection.
We are grateful to Nick Beer for assistance.