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    Sale 2268 | Lot 99
    Price Realized: $33,600With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2268 Lot 99

      LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
      Rue Geoffroy St. Hillaire, Paris.

      Oil on canvas, 1948. 500x650 mm; 19 3/4x24 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Paris" in oil, lower right.

      Provenance: collection of the artist; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, New York. The artist's Quincy Street address in northeast Washington, DC is inscribed in ink on the stretcher bars verso.

      Exhibited: Explorations in the City of Life: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-65, January 18 - June 2, 1996, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, with the label on the frame back.

      Illustrated: Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Explorations in the City of Life: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-65, p. 48, pl. 1.

      This large, charming street corner scene in the 5th arrondissement, near the Museum of Natural History, is a superb example of Loïs Mailou Jones's Paris oeuvre. Jones, who first lived in Paris from 1937-38, returned there frequently after World War II. She often painted Parisian street scenes en plein air with her active Impressionist brushwork. These street scenes were important subjects for her, and she continued to produce them through the mid-1960s. Conwill pp. 46-47.

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $33,600