"Granville" (dockside) Original Watercolor on Paper, Titled, Signed and Dated By Claude Remusat
(Art - 20th Century - France - Claude Remusat)

France: Not Published, 1946. F Watercolor gouache, depicting dockside at Granville, France and view into the distance; signed, titled and dated at bottom right in pencil, "Remusat Granville viii 46"; this was given by the artist to his old war comrade and friend Paul Charles Blum (1898-1981) American comrade-in-arms from WWI service in France - Blum was awarded the Croix de Guerre on August 12, 1918 for his ambulance service and returned to the United States in 1919, graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, in 1921 and became a literary agent and free-lance writer; he joined the Foreign Service during World War II; (see Yale University holdings for his papers & biographical information); Blum's nephew and estate executor was also a close friend of Remusat, Robert S. Greene (1922-2013) American writer, jazz musician, documentarian and historian; this piece descended by inheritance to him; Claude Remusat (1896-1982) French artist and also a decorated World War I veteran; approx. 14 1/2" x 20 1/2" size; painted on good heavy paper stock, with gouache heightening; light wear, little mounting tape residue on back; painted to the edge of the paper; artwork in very good condition and with excellent provenance, directly from the artist to the first owner and now from Robert Greene's estate. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 22932)


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