Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
"It was the miraculous bubbles." Illustration for page 100 of "Dreamer of Dreams" by Marie, Queen of Romania published in 1915. Tempera on board. 305x254 mm; 12x10 inches, on 15 1/2x13 1/2-inch board. Signed and dated in lower left image. "Queen of Romania's Book, No. 5," written in margin; additional notations in Dulac's hand on verso. Tipped to matte, attractively framed.

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'Close over the water they were green and blue;
in rising their hues turned into violet and purple,
that gently graduated through every tone of gold
and yellow till they were one blaze of flame that
quite imperceptibly faded away into the blue of
the sky, where they hung suspended, hardly
discernible, till at last they were one with the
infinite; and that was so high, so high overhead,
that it might have been at the very gates of heaven!'