• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 170

    A PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUES, ECHO AND SEHNSUCHT

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARKS

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    A PAIR OF BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUES, ECHO AND SEHNSUCHT
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre marks
    Each painted after Bisson with a three-quarter length portrait of a brunette beauty in classical drapery, depicted expectantly listening or watching
    9 x 6 in. (22.8 x 15.3 cm.), within matching shadow boxes and giltwood frames (2)


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    Edouard Bisson, French, (b.1856) student of Gérome is best known for his works from around 1900 which reflected the beauty of woman from La Belle Epoque. He won many awards, including a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 and in 1908 when he was made Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.