Dec 15, 2011 - Sale 2266

Sale 2266 - Lot 47

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
ROGER BRODERS (1883-1953) ST. HONORÉ LES BAINS. Cicra 1928.
39 1/2x24 1/2 inches, 100 1/2x62 cm. Pierre Lafitte, Paris.
Condition B+: restored loss in lower right corner; repaired tears and restoration at edges, some extending into image.
In addition to depicting the spa building (St. Honore les Bains was renowned for her therapeutic waters) and the stunning setting in the middle of France, Broders also focuses on the leisure activities and fashions of the elegant people who travel to this resort. The man's sweater is one of three representations in Broders' work of the "W" pattern, which Lepeuve suggests was a style knit by his wife. The woman is clothed in the manner of Suzanne Lenglen, the great French tennis star of the 1920s, who popularized sleeveless shirts and skirts for female tennis players, as well as the fashionable bandeau seen here wrapped around the woman's head. Broders p. 53, Perry / Broders p. 51, Hillion p. 104, Tennis p. 37-2, Voyage p. 37.