December 05, 2020 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


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Marie Laurencin

(French, 1883-1956)

Jeune Fille Jouant du Luth (Woman Playing a Lute), signed lower right "Marie Laurencin", watercolor on paper, 14-7/8 x 11-1/2 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.); gilt shadowbox type frame, wood veneer liner, 22-3/8 x 18-1/2 in.

Note: Brunk Auctions would like to thank Daniel Marchesseau for confirming the authenticity of this lot.

Lot accompanied by Personal Letter with invitation and direction to the gallery, dated 2 September 1954, with envelope:

 “-But it’s you that I thank, bringing your youth and good choice of flowers/-There will be a poet friend/Pierre de Massot/In the know with all our modern literature and our painting-/He is a wise man/You must know this romance where the grass grows between the pavement/Wise you also stay in Paris/Probably poetic

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Marie Laurencin

There are no American films in French and just a  published booklet of verses [subtitles?]./Hope to hear from you. 56 rue La Boetie./There will be someone in the gallery, Friday that's to say tomorrow-/For the staircase, it is 15 rue Vaneau, a dark staircase at the end of the courtyard and last floor./Parisian concierges do not always go out.”

Provenance:Galerie Benezit, Paris, circa 1954; Private Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia

Condition:

adhesive and paper tape residue verso edges, taped in to frame with filmoplast; frame with abrasions

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$11,070
12/05/2020

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