Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 20,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000

GEORGES LEPAPE (1887-1971)

"Fantasie sur fantaisies / La Farandole."

Illustration published as a two-page spread in Femina , January 1, 1914. Gouache with graphite on paper. 280x495 mm; 11x19 1/2 inches, on 14 3/4x22 1/4-inch sheet. Signed and dated "Georges Lepape 1913" lower right image. Tipped to mount and framed to 23x29 1/2 inches, retaining original frame backing with remnants of early exhibition labels.
Provenance: Private collection, New Hampshire.

Exhibited: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915, item 154.

The partial label on the framing verso displays the painting's given descriptive title "La Farandole." The ball shows a contemporary French/Italian version of the famous dance, with Pierrot, Harlequin, Persian Prince and Princess, and other iconic characters.

A large and exquisite work by Lepape.