Winning Bid: $25,000
Henri Lebasque “Femme au Collier” Oil on Canvas:
Joseph Henri Baptiste Lebasque (French, 1865-1937) “Femme au Collier” Post-Impressionist oil painting on canvas depicting a portrait of a fashionable young Black woman likely in Bohemian Paris in the 1920s, she dons an Art Deco costume comprising a blue cloche hat, reddish orange flapper dress, gold earrings, and coral necklace, signed to lower right and housed in a gilt wood frame. Image: 33″ H x 22.5″ W; frame: 39″ H x 28.75″ W. Catalog raisonne number 777. Provenance: From a 620 Eighth Avenue estate; Sotheby’s sale, London, November 5, 1969, lot 103; Gregoire Gallery, New York; Blache sale, Versailles, June 25, 1968, lot 118; Gallery of the Institute of Paris.