Jean René Bazaine (1904 - 2001)

Lot 144: View on Veere by Bazaine with an A.L.S.

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

October 16, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: - BAZAINE, Jean René (French 1904 - 2001). Veere, 1956. Felt pen on paper, titled (lower left), inscribed 'pour St. Nicolas', signed and dated 'Bazaine 56' (lower right); framed under passe-partout behind glass in contemp. frame. Passe-partout waterstained in the lower margin (image not affected), several small light stains and creases to the drawing, but overall in good condition. With an autograph letter by Jean René Bazaine to the future owner who would purchase the drawing at the charity auction: double-sided written in French with ball pen on single sheet of paper, dated '20 novembre 1956' and signed 'Jean Bazaine', folded twice, sl. toned.
Dimensions: Image size 31 x 25 cm., frame size 53.5 x 40.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: BAZAINE, Jean René (French 1904 - 2001).
Provenance: Private collection; Kunstveiling voor Hongaarse kinderen, 1956; Jean René Bazaine
Donated by the artist to the charity auction 'Kunstveiling voor Hongaarse kinderen' in support of Hungarian refugees. The auction was organized by the newspaper De Tijd on the occasion of the celebration of Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas' Day), 5-12-1956. Very nice letter by Bazaine who is honoured by the invitation to participate. "Dois-je vous dire, pour commencer, que j'ai passé, cette année, en Hollande, les plus belles "vacances" de ma vie? Et [...] dans les toiles qui m'entourent [vous retrouveriez] un peu de la merveilleuse lumière de votre pays". He asks Sinterklaas for a little present from Holland in return. A present he will preserve in gratitude, or eat in gratitude "s'il s'agit d'un fromage!".
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