12 May 1999
'THE ELEPHANT TRAINER'
BY PAUL JOUVE, CIRCA 1925
OIL ON PAPER LAID ON PANEL
33.1/8 BY 66IN. (84.1 BY 168.9CM.)
SIGNED JOUVE (LOWER LEFT)
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THE TEMPLE OF ANGKOR IN CAMBODIA INFLUENCED DESIGN OF THE LATE 1920S AS IT APPEALED TO THE CONTEMPORARY TASTE FOR THE EXOTIC, SO MUCH SO THAT IT WAS EVEN RECONSTRUCTED FOR THE EXPOSITION COLONIALE OF 1931.
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