Description & Technical information

The present sheet is a design or maquettefor a binding for the book Vie de Jeanne d’Arc by Anatole France, originally published in Paris in 1908. However, it appears that the binding may never actually have been made, since it does not appear in the catalogue raisonnéof Bonet’s extant bindings.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Gouache, Pencil, Heightened with silver, On thick paper
Signature: Inscribed Jeanne/ d’ARC at the left.
Inscribed 129 (1-2980) on the verso.

Dimensions: 37.2 x 27.1 cm (14⁵/₈ x 10⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Archives Paul Bonet
The posthumous vente Paul Bonet, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 1 June 1990, lot 129 (‘FRANCE (Anatole). Jeanne d’Arc. Gouache; 27,2 x 37,5 cm.’), with the sale stamp (not in Lugt) on the verso
Anonymous sale, Paris, Christie’s, 4 December 2002, part of lot 28.   

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints