Concept Gallery
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12/3/22 Fine Art, Jewelry, Design & Books

Sat, Dec 3, 2022 10:00AM EST
Lot 146

Maurice Leloir hyperrealist watercolor Shopping for Eggs

Estimate: $500 - $800

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Leloir, Maurice (French 1853-1940), Shopping for Eggs, watercolor and gouache, 16.25 x 11.5 inches, signed lower right, framed measuring 30 x 24.25 inches, Maurice Leloir is considered a historical painter, watercolorist, engraver, illustrator and film producer. As an illustrator, he illustrated works by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, playwright Jean-Baptiste Moliere, and novelist Honore de Balzac. He designed theatre posters for French composer Jules Massenet’s operas. In 1928 Leloir was invited by silent film star Douglas Fairbanks to serve as an artistic advisor on his movie, The Man in the Iron Mask, based on the novel of French writer Alexandre Dumas. Around this same time, Leloir was commissioned to design theater scenes for the popular French actress Sarah Bernhardt (“The Divine Sarah”); and French actors/directors, Andre Antoine, Albert Carre and Firmin Gemier. He was a talented playwright and an expert on the history of costume.


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