VICTOR PROUVE – “PORTRAIT DE MLLE PAUL”, 1891

“PORTRAIT DE MLLE PAUL”, 1891
Pastel on wood panel
Signed and dated 1891
The frame in “bois de Sainte-Lucie” (prunus mahaleb)
With the frame: 193 x 135 cm.

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1892, n. 1331

Bibliography
Chantal Humbert, Les Arts Décoratifs en Lorraine de la fin du XVIIème siècle à l’ère industrielle,
les éditions de l’amateur
, ill. p. 136

ISABELLE DE STEIGER – PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF PETROVNA BLAVATSKA, 1887

PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF PETROVNA BLAVATSKA, 1887
Oil on canvas (relined)
Signed, dated 1887 lower right
54 x 43 cm.

Born in Russia, Helena Petrovna Blavatska (Jekaterinoslav 1831 – London 1891) visited several countries, including India. She became an authority of Indian mysticism and, from 1875, directed an order in New York, the Theosophical Society. Already a major celebrity when arriving in London, she founded an esoteric section of the aforesaid society, and brought an Oriental influence on the hermetic order, the Golden Dawn. Blavatska published works, just like the orientalist painter Isabelle de Steiger who later became a member of the Golden Dawn.

MANUEL ORAZI – LA MAISON MODERNE – RARE LITHOGRAPH “FEMME AUX ORCHIDEES”, CIRCA 1902-1904

RARE LITHOGRAPH “FEMME AUX ORCHIDEES”, CIRCA 1902-1904
Colour lithograph
Signed, with the artist’s circular seal adapted from a Japanese motif
46 x 61.5 cm.

Bibliography
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, London, 2002, ill. p. 197-198

Manuel Orazi designed important Art Nouveau posters for La Maison Moderne, as well as for Sarah Bernhardt, the 1900 Exposition Universelle, Loïe Fuller, and the Palais de la Danse. His works in oils, gouache and watercolours were exhibited
at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1897. He also supplied illustrations for periodicals and for books. As the principal artist working for La Maison Moderne, besides a poster, he created objets d’art and jewellery

PINKNEY MARCIUS-SIMONS – “L’APPARITION DU GRAAL A PERCEVAL”

“L’APPARITION DU GRAAL A PERCEVAL”
Oil on panel
Signed
72 x 67 cm.

This painting depicts the moment in Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal when “The light radiates,
the Graal sets itself ablaze and a dove comes down from the dome above Parsifal.
He refuses to kiss Kundry whom remorseful falls and dies”.

GEORGES ROCHEGROSSE – “DREAMS”, BEFORE 1910

“DREAMS”, BEFORE 1910
Watercolour and indian ink on paper
Signed
34.5 x 23.5 cm.

This is the watercolour that was used to illustrate Charles Baudelaire’s famous book Les Fleurs du Mal by Rochegrosse
It represents the poet Baudelaire and his inspiration

GUSTAV ADOLF MOSSA – “SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS” TRIPTYCH, 1906

“SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS” TRIPTYCH, 1906
Watercolor, ink, gouache and pencil on paper
Signed, inscribed and dated lower center: GUSTAV ADOLF MOSSA NICIENSIS PINXIT MCMVI and titled below the central panel SUZANNE ET LES VIEILLARDS
36.7 x 56 cm.

Exhibition
Exposition d’œuvres d’Alexis et de Gustav Adolf Mossa, L’Artistique, Nice, 1909, n. 92
Exposition d’œuvres de G.A. Mossa, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1911, n. 21

Bibliography
Un Domino, Le Gaulois, Echos de partout, 5 April 1911
Léon Riotor, Le Radical, Echos, 11 April 1911
Gustav Adolf Mossa, catalogue raisonné des œuvres “symbolistes”, Somogy éditions d’art, 2010, n. A154, ill. p. 221