Apr 27, 2023 - Sale 2634

Sale 2634 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,500
Count Étienne de Beaumont at one of his masquerade balls. Silver bromide print, the image measuring 9 3/8x7 1/4 inches (23.8x18.4 cm.), triple mounted, the largest 18x12 inches (45.7x30.5 cm.), with de Meyer's stylized signature in pencil on mount recto. Early 1920s

Provenance: A Private Normandy Collection, by agent

A friend of Jean Cocteau and one of the most important patrons of the avant-garde, Count Étienne de Beaumont's Parisian balls were legendary. They were documented by de Meyer as well as Man Ray, and described by the former as "fêtes of unsurpassed magnificence."