Jan 30, 2020 - Sale 2528

Sale 2528 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 40,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
Vieille Rue, Montmartre (Rue Pinteau).

Oil on linen canvas, 1965. 595x737 mm; 23 3/8x29 inches. Signed, inscribed "Montmartre" and dated in oil, lower right.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist, with her address on the typed label on the frame back; the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago.

This large, colorful painting of a street corner in Montmartre is an excellent and large example of Loïs Mailou Jones's Paris body of work. Jones, who first lived in Paris from 1937-38, returned there frequently after World War II. She painted many Parisian street scenes en plein aire, and she continued to produce them through the 1960s.