Max Jacob and his friends

PORTRAIT OF MAX JACOB

Christopher WOOD (1901-1930)

1929

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Christopher Wood (1901-1930) Portrait de Max Jacob, 1929, huile sur carton, 80,5 x 64 cm ©musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on card

D. 60-2-2

Allocated by the Musée National d’Art Moderne in 1960

H. 80,5 cm - L. 64 cm

While at the Hotel Ty Mad in Tréboul during the summer of 1929, Max Jacob met this young English painter who was also staying at the hotel.  The poet is wearing an amazing shawl that we never see in photographs and is carrying a sailor’s cap in his hand.  With a high angled effect, Wood accentuates the size of the head and the body looks a little squashed.  Max Jacob was very upset when the death of his friend was announced the following year.

Max Jacob and his friends

PORTRAIT OF MAX JACOB

Christopher WOOD (1901-1930)

1929

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Christopher Wood (1901-1930) Portrait de Max Jacob, 1929, huile sur carton, 80,5 x 64 cm ©musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on card

D. 60-2-2

Allocated by the Musée National d’Art Moderne in 1960

H. 80,5 cm - L. 64 cm

While at the Hotel Ty Mad in Tréboul during the summer of 1929, Max Jacob met this young English painter who was also staying at the hotel.  The poet is wearing an amazing shawl that we never see in photographs and is carrying a sailor’s cap in his hand.  With a high angled effect, Wood accentuates the size of the head and the body looks a little squashed.  Max Jacob was very upset when the death of his friend was announced the following year.

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