Lot 120
Spring Auction: European Fine Art 2019
Jean Launois (1898-1942)

A portrait of Anatole France (1844-1924)

signed and dated in the plate 'Jean Launois/1923' (lower right); signed, dated and annotated by the sitter 'A Jean Launois/mon peintre bien aimé/son vieil ami/Anatole France/23 octobre 1923.' (lower right); stamped (lower left)

lithograph, 36x26,5 cm

Provenance: -Mrs. C.W.M. van Vliet-Lichtveld (4 May 1928 - 2 April 2018), daughter of Lou Lichtveld (better known as the author Albert Helman) and Leni Mengelberg.

Anatole France was a French poet, journalist and novalist. In his time, he was considered to be one of the leading figures of French literature and in 1921 his work was rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature.

€ 200,00
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