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    Sale 5356

    Christie's Interiors

    3 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 337

    Louis-Raoul Arus (French, 1846-1921)

    A French sailor in a captive balloon

    Price Realised  

    Louis-Raoul Arus (French, 1846-1921)
    A French sailor in a captive balloon
    signed, inscribed and dated 'A mon ami Barauley/LR Arus 1885' (lower right) and inscribed on a letter (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    10½ x 13¾ in. (26.8 x 34.9 cm.)


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    The letter states that this was painted in the Franco-Prussian war when he was a member of the Society of French Artists.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage