Lot 521: Marie Rosalba Faure
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Marie Rosalba Faure (American/Louisiana, 1865-1927), "Still Life of Pink Roses in a Pitcher", 1908, oil on canvas, signed and dated "Fev. 1908" lower right, "Jean Bragg Gallery, Magazine St., New Orleans, LA" label en verso, 20 in. x 26 in., period gilt frame. Provenance: Jean Bragg Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Note: A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Marie Rosalba Faure was active in the vibrant New Orleans art community from 1897 to 1927. Faure served as a teacher at the Guillot Institute, McDonogh High School 2 and Sophie B. Wright Girl's High School. She was a member of the Artists' Association of New Orleans and took classes at Newcomb Art School in the summer of 1908. Faure's rare surviving works attest to her skill with traditional still life, as seen in the sensitive work offered here, and scenes of the Louisiana bayou.