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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)

Le Roy se promenait par tous les temps à Versailles

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Alexandre Benois (1870-1960)
Le Roy se promenait par tous les temps à Versailles
signed, inscribed with title, further inscribed and dated 'Alexandre Benois./souvenir d'un tableau/à l'aquarelle peint en/1898/et qui appartient à/Eugène Lanceray.' (on a label attached to the reverse of the mount); with inscription from Alexandre Djanchieff 'cf. monographie de M Etkind, illustration no. 9 se/trouvant au Musée d'Odessa/Provenance/Succession de Mme Tcherkesoff (fille du peintre)' (on the reverse of the mount)
pencil, ink and watercolour, heightened with white, on paper
9¾ x 8 1/8 in. (24.8 x 20.8 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired directly from Anne Benois-Tcherkessoff (1895-1984), daughter of the artist, by Alexandre Djanchieff in Paris in the 1970s.
By descent to the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Part of the series The last promenades of Louis XIV, per the artist's and Alexandre Djanchieff's inscriptions on the reverse of the mount, this work is a variation of Benois's 1898 watercolour by the same title. The 1898 variant belonged to Eugène Lanceray and is now held in the Odessa Fine Arts Museum.

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