6 February 2003
Dans son beau jardin
five watercolours on paper
each 9 1/8 x 5 3/8in. (23.2 x 14.6cm.)
Executed in 1931
Acquired directly from the artist by Mme Robert Ellissen, Paris, in 1931.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1988, lot 218.
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D. Marchesseau, Marie Laurencin. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre. Volume II. Peintures, Céramiques, Oeuvres sur papier, Paris, 1999, no. PP0437 (illustrated p. 381, 382, 384).
These five watercolour are the original illustrations executed by Marie Laurencin for one of the two exemplaries of the book by the Comte de Comminges Dans son beau jardin, published in Paris by La Palatine (Librairie Plon), in 1931.
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