104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2511 | Lot 116
    Estimate: $800 - $1,200
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2511 Lot 116

      RENÉ BULL.
      Woman in fanciful headdress. Mixed media with watercolor, gouache, graphite and collage incorporating metallic fabric, on washed vellum. 293x204 mm; 11 1/2x8 inches. Signed in ink beneath image. Archivally tipped to wooden support within a stepped matte and frame.

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      Bull was best known for his lush illustrations of fable and fairy tales. The grand, exotic beaded and feathered headdress on this lady is clearly influenced by his illustrations for The Rubáiyát and The Arabian Nights. Bull painted her at a 3/4 profile on paper, inlaid to size over a circle of silver metallic paper; the whole laid over burnished vellum, thus enhancing the richness and definition.


      Unsold