Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 141

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


Portrait of a Woman.
Fresson print, the image measuring 292.1x215.9 mm; 11 1/2x8 1/2 inches, the sheet 304.8x228.6 mm; 12x9 inches, with Albin-Guillot's signature, in black pencil, on recto, and an inventory number, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. Circa 1930.

An exhibit titled "Laure Albin-Guillot: Fresson Prints" was held at Zabriskie Gallery, New York, September 14-October 15, 1994.

Laure Albin-Guillot's work is not easily categorized. She produced well-known portraits of celebrities of her day, as well as modernist nudes, microphotography of fauna, still lifes, landscapes, and portfolios of work in tandem with noted French writers. Her visual approach is best characterized as semi-pictorialist, with soft, luxurious values and a quiet gaze, her technical skill rendering the imagery in both beautiful and precise terms. She published and exhibited widely, and had the first one-person exhibition at the Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1925, which garnered her increasing attention and helped establish her reputation. Her fashion work appeared in Vogue (the first in 1922), and other imagery was published in both Vu and Arts & Metiers Graphiques magazines. She was named president of the French Société des Artistes, among other key posts, and served as president of the Union féminine des carrières libérales et commerciales, an organization bent on supporting the interests of women in professional life.