Property from the Collection of Nathan and Joan Lipson
Avid travelers, adventurers and philanthropists, Joan and Nathan Lipson lived life to the fullest and enjoyed making memories with their extended family and friends. Together, the Lipsons curated a beautiful and varied collection of Impressionist and Modern paintings by Pierre Bonnard, Henri Lebasque and Raoul Dufy, which were artfully combined with important eighteenth-century French furniture and antiquities in their elegant Atlanta home.
Nathan, originally from modest beginnings in Chicago, met and married Joan, from a sophisticated and cultured upbringing, after a four month courtship. On their honeymoon, they embarked upon their life of collecting developing their passions for art and fine furniture. While on business trips with Nathan as he built a global carpet manufacturing company, Joan further refined her knowledge and expertise for collecting fine objects.
Christie's is honored to offer a selection of works from this beloved collection, which includes the lots on the following pages, as well as in the Works on Paper Sale (lot 144 and 173) and lot 355 in the Day Sale.
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
signed 'R Dufy' (lower center)
oil on canvas
13¾ x 11 3/8 in. (35.3 x 29 cm.)
Painted in 1909
Etienne Bignou, Paris.
Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 23 June 1965, lot 74.
Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 3 June 1970, lot 86.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.