Dec 18, 2013 - Sale 2336

Sale 2336 - Lot 306

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
30 1/4x12 inches, 76 3/4x31 3/4 cm. L. van Leer & Co., Amsterdam.
Condition B+: loss in upper left corner; minor creases, tears and abrasions in margins; light foxing at edges; pencil notation in bottom left corner; horizontal fold. Paper.
This classic Art Nouveau image is one of Livemont's best designs and was praised as early as 1898 in L'Estampe et l'Affiche: "It's a suave young lady, with a wild head of hair, lifting, in a graceful manner, a cup of steaming cocoa, whose escaping vapors frame this delectable painting. A light and silky garment in yellow, clear and green tints, with here and there some chrysanthemums strewn about as usual, reveals to the spellbound eye the pure lines of a young and graceful body." (p.16). Dutch version. Private Livemont 18, DFP- II 1065 (var), Wine Spectator 83 (var), Belle Epoque 93 (var), Chocolate p. 45 (var).