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Emile Bernard (French, 1868-1941) Portrait of a Seated Nude

Auction:
2470
Lot:
688
Sold for:
$2,133$1,800

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2470
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 11, 2009 12:00PM

Description:

Emile Bernard (French, 1868-1941)

Portrait of a Seated Nude
Signed "Emile Bernard" l.r.
Ink wash and graphite on paper, sheet size 8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (21.0 x 13.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Daniel Sickles, Paris, France; Hans Peter Kraus, New York; Estate of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (née Braman) Grasso, Essex, Connecticut.

Literature: [Collection Daniel Sickles] Bibliothèque d'un Amateur, Très Beaux Livres Illustrés Modernes Dans d'Importantes Reliures dont 53 Signées de Pierre Legrain, Exemplaires uniques dont Les Fleurs du Mal Illustrées par Rouault, Deuxieme partie, Paris: Musée Galliéra, 21 May 1963 (no. 265); Kraus, H.P., The Illustrated Book, Catalogue 108, no. 138, 1964.

N.B. The work was one of eight original drawings included in a presentation copy of Souvenirs d'un marchand de tableaux by Ambroise Vollard, published by Éditions Albin Michel in 1937, which was pen inscribed and gifted to his chauffeur Marcel Z. Méraud (see lot 777 for two letters in the Archives Matisse from Marcel Z. Méraud regarding the circumstances of Vollard's gift).
Estimate $1,500-3,000

Keywords

Hans Peter Kraus, Emile Bernard, Paris, Daniel Sickles, France, Essex, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Connecticut, Pierre Legrain, chauffeur, Albin Michel, Ambroise Vollard

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