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    Marie Laurencin (French, 1885-1956)
    Promenade au Parc Monceau (Self-portrait), circa 1907
    Pen and ink on postcard
    3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
    Titled upper left: Promenade / au Parc / Monceau
    With a note on the reverse from Marie Laurencin to Monsieur Pierre Roché


    Henri-Pierre Roché's widow, Denise Roché, Paris, 1968;
    Carlton Lake, purchased from the above in 1968;
    The Estate of Carlton Lake.

    This charming sketch documents the friendly relationship Marie Laurencin had with members of the European avant-garde. [Henri] Pierre Roché (1879-1959) was a noted art collector and enthusiastic proponent of the Dada movement, an art agent, and writer ( Jules et Jim was his 1959 autobiography). German writer Franz Hessel (1880-1941) referred to in the note on the reverse, was Roché's close friend, and together with Walter Benjamin translated three volumes of Proust into German.

    On the reverse of this card, Laurencin wrote to Pierre Roché's Munich address at Kaulbachstrasse 56 III: " D'abord j'avais perdu l'adresse - et puis il faut revenir. - J'attends Hessel - et il faut voir les Indépendants. Marie Laurencin." (First I lost the address, and had to come back. I'm waiting for Hessel, and we have to see the Independents [exhibition].)

    Condition Report*: Not examined out of frame due to framing technique.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    29th Friday
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