Devant La Maison Paquin
Signed Jean Beraud (ll); incised JO/608 on the reverse
Oil on panel
14 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches (36.8 x 55 cm)
Sale: New York, Waldorf Astoria, Mar. 8, 1901, Lot 24
Schweitzer Gallery, New York
Sale: London, Sotheby's, Jun. 20, 1989, Lot 46, illus.
Richard Green, London
Private collection, Louisiana
London, Richard Green, A Christmas Trilogy, Exhibition of XIXth and XXth Centuries European Paintings, 1989, no. 13, illus.
Patrick Offenstadt, Jean Beraud, The Belle Epoque: A Dream of Times Gone By: Catalogue Raisonne, Cologne, 1999, p. 152, no. 146, illus.
Patrick Offenstadt at the Fondation Wildenstein, Paris, issued a letter of authenticity for this work on October 30, 1989.
The dressmaker Jeanne Paquin opened her fashion house on the rue du la Paix in 1891. The Maison Paquin quickly became known for its elegant evening gowns inspired by 18th-century dresses. Later Mme. Paquin gained a reputation as a modernist, even collaborating with such avant garde designers as Leon Bakst to create stage costumes. Jean Beraud painted several works featuring the Maison Paquin.
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