Hommage à la famille Hessel : mécènes et modèles

Hommage à la famille Hessel : mécènes et modèles

Sale Overview

The Hommage à la famille Hessel : Mécènes et Modèles auction, to be held on 23 March, offers one of the rarest art collections of the 20th century, including works by French modern artists Edouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Aristide Maillol, and more.

This rich and original selection assembled by Jos and Lucy Hessel, renowned art dealers and ardent patrons, gives an unprecedented glimpse into the couple’s unique vision as collectors and unveils their intimate working relationship with Édouard Vuillard. As both a financial support and muse to the artist, the Hessels inspired a creative period of over 40 years of Vuillard’s eclectic and prolific career. This sale includes 17 examples by Vuillard, the most important and comprehensive collection of the artist’s works ever to come to auction.

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