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    ALEXANDRE NIKOLAEVICH BENOIS (Russian/French, 1870-1960)
    Interior of a Room, 1924
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    12 x 16-1/2 inches (30.5 x 41.9 cm)
    Signed along left side and dated lower right
    Elaborate inscription/dedication in French lower right: termine le 19 [?] 1924. le jour ou nous avons eu le plaisir [illeg] reçevoir chez nous [illeg] chers amis les John? Nott... [came to an end on the 19th of ? 1924, the day on which we had the pleasure of receiving you at our home, dear friends the John? Nott....]

    A second extensive inscription by the artist in pencil (sheet verso): je travaillais absolument seul dans tout ce quartier immense du château ou m'avait d'ailleurs donné une clef enfin de penetrer dans le "carré de l'Arsenal." [I've worked absolutely alone in this immense part of the chateau to which I was given a key so that I could access the "Courtyard of the Arsenal."]

    Private collection.

    Condition Report*: Fine condition, fresh colors. Sheet hinged to mat backing. No visible damages or repair.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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