15 September 1999
'THE BLUE BIRD, LADY MENDL WITH BARON D'ERLANGER AT THE CIRCUS', AN OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING
Dietz Edzard, circa 1930s
32 x 25in. (81.5 x 65cm.), framed
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The offered lot depicts Elsie de Wolfe and Leo D'Erlanger seated in a box at the circus watching the flying trapeze artist, "The Blue Bird"
Please note the painting is titled, dated and signed on the canvas lower center by the artist "L'oiseau bleu 1918 D. Edzard".
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