1938 Original Pen & Ink Artwork on Paper New Year's Greeting Titled & Dated By Claude Remusat, Given to Paul C. Blum
(Art - 20th Century - France - Claude Remusat)

France: Not Published, 1938. F Accomplished in black ink on transparent paper, mounted to cardstock; with instructions penciled-on for printing and marked "urgent Remusat 46 Rue de l'Universite" and a further note on back. Image is of a joyful winged cupid, opening a suitcase with the initials PCB with the artists' comments "A bag full of happiness health prosperity & good luck!" This was given by the artist to his old 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, joining 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; Blum & Remusat's friendship remained close throughout their lives. Artwork approx. 4" x 7 1/2" size; cardstock backer makes it 7" x 12" overall. Light wear, paper darkening; the inkwork very sharp and clear. In very good condition and with excellent provenance, directly from the artist to the first owner and finally from the collection of Robert Greene. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 26133)


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