"a small unframed oil sketch of Derain"

French artist André Derain (1880 -1954) began the Fauvist Movement with fellow painter, Henri Matisse, although he later left this style behind, toning things down with more Gothic tones between 1911-1914.

At the relative height of his fame in the 1920s, Derain received the Carnegie Prize and enjoyed many major exhibitions of his work. He is also remembered for his collection of ballet designs.