Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Untitled (Street Scene in Cabris).

Gouache and pencil on artist's gesso board, 1938. 406x305 mm; 16x12 inches. Signed and dated in gouache, lower right recto. Inscribed "Lois M. Jones Cabris" in pencil on the verso.

Provenance: Parrish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC, with the gallery label verso; private collection, Florida; private collection, North Carolina.

This charming street corner scene is an unusual example of a gouache from Loïs Mailou Jones's oeuvre. Cabris is a picturesque village in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France, and was the hometown of her close friend Céline Tabary. Jones first visited the town in 1937 during her first year of studies in Paris, and returned numerous times over a period of some 50 years. Jones and her husband Pierre-Noël were also married there in 1953.