24 June 2009
Paul Signac (1863-1935)
Paris, le pont des Arts, la grue
signed, dated and inscribed 'meilleurs voeux 1925 P. Signac' (lower left)
brush and brown wash and brown ink and pencil on paper
4 3/8 x 5½ in. (11 x 13.9 cm.)
Executed in 1924
Béatrice Duval, San Remo, a gift from the artist in 1925, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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J. Selz & F. Delamarre-Tindy, La vie et l'oeuvre de Béatrice Duval, Thonon, 1990, p. 44 (illustrated).
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