Lot 224: Le Livre de Magda. 1898
October 30, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: PAUL BERTHON (1872-1909) Size: 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 in./47.8 x 63 cm Imp. Chaix, Paris Part of Les Fleurs d'Hiver, the last compilation of poems he published before his death, Le Livre de Magda is a novel-in-verse, a deeply tender love story by the French poet Paul Armand Silvestre. Fully utilizing his deft Art Nouveau touch, Berthon visually summarizes the tale with an ethereal nude languidly feeding doves in a sun-dappled field.
Condition Report: A.
Dimensions: 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 in./47.8 x 63 cm
Artist or Maker: PAUL BERTHON (1872-1909)