Description

    LUIGI LOIR (French 1845-1916)
    Group of Three Gouaches, 1904
    Gouache and watercolor
    5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm) (each)
    An afternoon game, Gentlemen - on your cues
    Six o'clock, l'heure d'aperitif
    An afternoon game, Ladies first


    Provenance:
    Acquired from the artist
    Collection William St. Martin & Cie., Paris
    Private collection, Paris
    Loir Atelier sale, 1993, Cagny Auctioneers, Paris
    Private collection, Paris

    Unlike Loir's scenes of the boulevards of Paris, or his grand murals and ceiling paintings, these two small paintings show the lively personal activities of the inhabitants of Paris. These are illustrations of the good life that was available to the people. These scenes were commissioned from Loir for the company calendar of William St. Martin & Cie., Paris.


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    Good overall condition.

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    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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