Sale 19FP02 | Lot 23

Jacques-Emile Blanche

Catalogue: Fine Paintings

Lot Details

Lot 23
Jacques-Emile Blanche
French, 1861-1942
Young Girl in a Hat with Poppies, 1894
Signed with initials and dated J. E. B./94 (ll)
Pastel on paper on canvas
25 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (65 x 50 cm)

This drawing will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne in preparation by Jane Roberts.

According to Jane Roberts, "When not working on commissions and so as to never lose his touch, Blanche got models that he had spotted in Auteuil to pose for him. This example features the young Wanda Zelinska (1887-1969), nicknamed "Pouponne" (baby face), of whom he produced a great many pastels and paintings between 1889 and 1897. She was also frequently used as a model for his many lithographs. She was the daughter of Polish neighbours of the Blanche family in Auteuil." We kindly thank Jane Roberts for her expertise in reseaching and authenticating this drawing.


Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Pinholes along edges; paper tacked to stretcher; buckled in corners; some tearing of the painting in the upper and lower left corners; mat-rubbing along the edges. Does not appear to be laid down on canvas, just backed.


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Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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