Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)
Lot 185 Details
Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), Japanese/French
17 PLATES ONLY (FROM LA RIVIERE ENCHANTEE [THE BOOK BY HERON DE VILLEFOSSE] WITH 5 GILT COPPER PRINTING PLATES [BII.51.176], 1951
Seventeen etchings on various papers: Arches, japon nacre and vellum; 16 signed in pencil to margin and one signed in black ink to margin. Together with 5 gilt copper etching plates. Each unframed.
Each Sheet and smaller/ Each Copper Plate and smaller 12" x 11.2" — 30.6 x 28.4 cm.; 40.2" x 30.1" — 102.1 x 76.5 cm.
Private Collection, Harrington, P.E.I by inheritance from the Estate of Dr. Jean-Marc Klein, Dermatologist, pilot and Military Officer, Charletown, P.E.I., acquired from his father, Paul Bernard Klein, book editor, born Paris, France
Paul Bernard Klein knew many artists and writers. They were mostly French and internationally well-known including: Max Jacob, Andre Utter, Moise Kisling, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Cocteau, Derain, Vlaminck, Susanne Valadon, Marin-Marie, J.P. Remon, Louis Pauwels, Heron de Villefosse, Georges Duhamel, Colettye; Hans Erni, Valery and the creator of this lot, Foujita