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


Marie Laurencin

(French, 1883-1956)

Femme tenant un lapin (Woman Holding a Rabbit), signed upper right "Marie Laurencin", watercolor over pencil 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, dated 20 August, 1954, with envelope:

“Dear Madam

Having stayed in Paris for health reasons-/and a frightful trial win in the court of appeal/but not yet enforceable/I will be very happy to receive you./Call in the morning before noon and we will make an appointment./Your/Marie Laurencin/7 rue Masserau”

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


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

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
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