Bernard BOUTET DE MONVEL (Paris 1884 - Azores 1949)
A Horse and Carriage
Pen and black ink, over a pencil underdrawing, on papier calque. Squared for transfer in pencil. Signed with the artist’s monogram BMB at the lower right. Inscribed Paris(?) en 1920 at the top left. Variously numbered and inscribed 5-6 and 596-6-3, Dec. 1-28-20 / 1460C / Vogue on the verso.135 x 186 mm. (5 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)ENQUIRE
A similar image, but with the seated footman facing forward, appears as an illustration in the article ‘de quelques attributs masculins’, written by the artist’s brother Roger Boutet de Monvel and published in the Gazette du Bon Ton in November 1920.
Among the contents of the artist’s studio in Paris at the time of his deathBy descent to the artist’s daughter, Sylvie Boutet de Monvel, Paris.