05-21-2010 05-21-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2507 Boston
May 21, 2010 12:00PMCalender

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) La Belle-Enfant ou L'Amour à Quarante Ans

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2507 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 21, 2010 12:00PM


Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)

La Belle-Enfant ou L'Amour à Quarante Ans, by Eugene Monfort, published in 1930 by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, total edition of 390, unbound, containing sixteen etchings and seventy-eight plates within the text. Numbered "EXEMPLAIRE No 161" opposite title page, labeled "Nelson A. Rockefeller EX LIBRIS" on the inside front cover. Printed on Arches paper, sheet sizes 13 x 10 in. (33.0 x 25.4 cm), in original paper folder, presented in a (later) linen portfolio box.
Condition: Subtle toning.

Provenance: Ex-collection of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, New York; purchased from Coleart, Inc., New York, 1977; the estate of Mary Lee Ingbar, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Monroe Wheeler's Modern Painters and Sculptors as Illustrators (The Museum of Modern Art: New York, 1936).
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Clamshell case and leather binding in good condition with no apparent damage, tears to glassine cover over soft portfolio cover, glassine slips between some plates, no additional condition issues to report.


Raoul Dufy, Paris, Eugene Monfort, Mary Lee Ingbar, Cambridge, Coleart Inc., Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, Massachusetts, Monroe Wheeler