21 June 2012
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Paul Signac (1863-1935)
signed and inscribed 'au docteur Gutman souvenir reconnaissant, P. Signac' (on the artist's mount); dated and inscribed 'Ile aux Moines, 13 juin 25' (lower right)
watercolour and pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
7 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (18.8 x 24.4 cm.)
Executed in 1925
Private collection, Paris, a gift from the artist in the 1930s, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, Paris, 21 May 2008, lot 7.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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