1921 – 2004
Pencil drawing and stump 64 X 48 cm mounted by a black Marie-Louise in an Art-Deco frame in blond bramble 81 X 64 cm, monogrammed, studio stamp on the back .
Although a Major of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and holder of the Second Grand Prix de Rome, Paul Mantes had a long career as an Architect, practicing painting and drawing as a secret garden. If he pursued an activity of “surrealist painter”, his oldest works are more of a seductive, antiquating Art-Deco, close to that of artists like Poughéon, Dupas, Billotey or Tamara de Lempicka, of great mastery of both drawing and composition.
Our drawing, combining an armored knight on a prancing horse behind an angel blowing a trumpet is a perfect example.
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Putto playing harp
Pierre Victor Galland 1822 – 1892 Drawing 23 X 29 cm in red chalk heightened with pastel, slightly squared in white stone, named in a
Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor, diameter 26 cm, mounted in its original gilded frame, a little broken, diameter 31 cm. If Redouté was
Bouquet of various anemones
Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor 10 X 14 cm, mounted in its original frame, a little damaged with the gilding 11 X 15 cm, inscriptions
Young Berber with tajine
René Martin 1891 – 1977 Pastel 65 X 50 cm, mounted in a “package” by spinners in its molded and patinated wooden frame 72 X 57 cm. The
Bouquet of red roses in an earthenware vase
Blanche Odin 1865 – 1957 Watercolor 39 X 57 cm presented in its restored green and gold frame at the bottom left, “museum” glass and pH
A bearded man
Achille Fouquier 1817-1895? “Study of a bearded man (self-portrait?)” Pencil drawing enhanced with white stone on beige paper, 45 X 30 cm at
Paul Mantes 1921 – 2004 Pencil drawing and stump 64 X 48 cm mounted by a black Marie-Louise in an Art-Deco frame in blond bramble 81 X 64
Paul Mantes 1921 – 2004 Pencil drawing 64 X 48 cm mounted by a black Marie-Louise in an Art-Deco frame in Macassar ebony 92 X 72 cm, signed
Achille Fouquier 1817 – 1895 Pencil drawing heightened with watercolor 11 X 18 cm approximately, signed with the monogram and dated May 27,
Elie Clavel Pastel on paper 61 X 50 cm signed and dated 1928, mounted in a period frame with green and gold inverted slope 78 X 61 cm. A poem and