9 December 2014
PIERRE LEGRAIN (1889-1929)
GRAND BUVARD, TWO DESIGNS, CIRCA 1920
one watercolor, pen and blue ink, green pencil, pencil and gold and silver foil on paper; the other pencil and watercolor on paper
one 14 x 20 in. (35.5 x 51 cm.); the other 13 x 18 in. (33 x 46 cm.)
Estate of Pierre Legrain;
His son, Jacques-Anthoine Legrain;
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker;
Robin Symes, London;
Sotheby's, New York, An Important Collection of 20th Century Furniture A Philip Johnson Townhouse, 6 May 1989, lot 15.
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cf. Y. Brunhammer, Pierre-Emile Legrain 1889-1929, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Jacques de Vos, Paris, p. 123 for an illustration of a unique leather blotter designed for César de Hauck closely related to this design and stamped Pierre Legrain.
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