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      Sale 2255 | Lot 56
      Price Realized: $18,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2255 Lot 56

        LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
        Coin de la Place Maubert, Paris.

        Oil on canvas, 1952. 560x650 mm; 22x25 1/2 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in oil, lower right.

        Provenance: collection of the artist; thence by descent to the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust. The artist's Quincy Street address in northeast Washington, DC is inscribed in ink on the stretcher bars verso.

        Exhibited: Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1953, winner of the painting award; Reflective Moments: Loïs Mailou Jones, 1930-1972, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 11 - April 15, 1973, with the labels on the stretcher bars verso.

        This large, colorful painting of a popular Left Bank square in the 5th arrondissement is an excellent example of Loïs Mailou Jones's Paris ouevre. Jones, who first lived in Paris from 1937-38, returned there frequently after World War II. She often painted Parisian street scenes en plein aire with her active Impressionist brushwork. These street scenes were important subjects for her, and she continued to produce them through the mid-1960s. She won the Corcoran Gallery's painting award for the second time with this painting in 1953. In August that year, she married the Haitian artist Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noël in Cabris in the south of France. Conwill pp. 46-47.

        Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $18,000