31 May 2007
JACQUES HENRI LARTIGUE
gelatin silver print
dated '44' probably by Lartigue, signed, credited and captioned by Florette in pencil/ink on verso
4 x 3in. (10.2 x 7.5cm.)
From the artist;
by descent to his wife Florette (1921-2000);
acquired by the present owner, 1996.
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Remnants of paper and adhesive on the verso suggest that this print was once pasted in an album.
Lartigue met Florette Orméa, 27 years his junior, in Monte Carlo in 1942 and married her in Paris in 1945.
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