24 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931)
signed 'Forain' (lower right)
pastel on paper
25¾ x 21½ in. (65.4 x 54.6 cm.)
Executed circa 1890
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 17 March 1997, lot 6.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Florence Valdès-Forain has confirmed the authenticity of this pastel, which will be included in the forthcoming Forain catalogue raisonné that she is currently preparing with Janine Chagnaud-Forain.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Symbolism and the esoteric — specialist Simon Andrews reveals the curious obsessions of the 20th-century Italian designer
Why this 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond — offered in November at Christie’s in Geneva — is set to make history