Paul BONET (Paris 1889 - Paris? 1971)
Jeanne d’Arc: Design for a Bookbinding
Gouache and pencil, heightened with silver, on thick paper.
Inscribed Jeanne/ d’ARC at the left.
Inscribed 129 (1-2980) on the verso.
372 x 271 mm. (14 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.) [sheet]
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.
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.