7 November 2007
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Louis Marcoussis (1883-1941)
Pichet et carte
signed 'Marcoussis' (lower left)
oil on glass
10 3/8 x 6¼ in. (26.3 x 15.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1919
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 November 1993, lot 197.
Michelle Rosenfeld Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
Walter F. Maibaum Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995.
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J. Lafranchis, Marcoussis, sa vie, son oeuvre, catalogue complet des peintures, fixés sur verre, aquarelles, dessins, gravures, Paris, 1961, p. 285, no. F.8 (illustrated).
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