Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
WMF Flower Dish
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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‘La Danse du Voile Rouge’ by Marius Hubert-Robert
Mounted and framed fan-shaped watercolour and gouache painting titled 'La Danse du Voile Rouge' (Dance of the Red Veil) by the Parisian born painter and illustrator Marius Hubert-Robert (1886-1966).
Depicting in a delightful scene three nude young women joyously dancing together by the edge of the sea, almost concealed from view by the shrubbery in the foreground and a large old tree growing near the waters edge.
They are incorporating into their dance a long red veil or ribbon which swirls around them as they move and frolic.
A sweeping coastline curves away to the left and reappears behind them, rising to form a rocky outcrop topped with low Oriental like buildings, and a small sailing yacht can be seen on the sea in the middle distance.
Interestingly, Hubert-Robert was sponsored by the Astor family for ten years, allowing him to travel widely for his art. Two of his paintings are in the possession of the Musée du Luxembourg.
Signed lower right and dated 1921, the image is 45.5 cm wide and the overall size, including the frame, is 45 X 59 cm.
N.B. The pale coloured area showing across the bottom of the mount is just reflection that occurred whilst the photos were taken and is not apparent 'in the flesh'.