"Paris 1946" (Roofs) Original Watercolor Inscribed Dated and Signed By Claude Remusat
(Art - 20th Century - France - Claude Remusat)

France: Not Published, 1946. F Watercolor gouache, depicting the roofs of Paris and a view into the distance; inscribed at bottom right in pencil, "Paris 1928 - Paris 1946 I21 Pour Paul - CR - en amitie constant...bien...Claude Remusat"; the inscription by the artist to Remusat's 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 the artist 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. 18" x 23 1/4" size; painted on good heavy paper stock, with gouache heightening; light wear, top right corner with tiny chip, 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: 22933)


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