Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Mother reading to children. Cover illustration of Nos Loisirs, Dec 1, 1923. Cover illustration for Nos Loisirs magazine, published December 1, 1923. Gouache, graphite, and ink, with gold painted border on paper mounted to thin board. 243x218 mm; 9 1/2x8 1/2 inches, mounted to 12 1/4x11 1/4-inch board. Inscribed and signed "à mon vieil ami/René Manevy/Cordialement/djoz," in lower left image. Hinged to backing board with matte; framed.

Nos Loisirs was published as an illustrated Sunday supplement of Le Petit Parisien, the French daily newspaper, from 1906 to 1940 (halting publication during World War I). This sweet scene of a mother reading with her children is representative of the type of imagery that Nos Loisirs featured on its covers around the time the publication adopted the subtitle "Revue de la Femme et du Foyer" in 1920.