3 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,175
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
Le Coiffer du Village
Paul Mak, 20th Century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, a street scene with merchants, two bearded old men arguing at the base of an autumnal tree, the village barber crouching in the foreground shaving a customer, white border, signed in a cartouche and dated 1949, mounted, framed and glazed -- 28.5 x 17.7cm.
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For other paintings by the artist see Christie's King Street Rooms, 14 October 1997, lots 152-155 and 11 April 2000, lot 100.
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By repute, Galerie d'Art Jordaens, 17 Place d' Armes, Belgium, 12 February 1950.
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