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- I recently bought and sold a beautiful, large (39″ x 51″), original Louis Icart oil painting, with impressive provenance. Louis Icart had given the painting to his wife as a gift. He inscribed it on the back of the canvas
Au Fanny. L.I. Au jardin des Hesperides
- (To Fanny. L.I. In the garden of Hesperides), a reference to Greek mythology.
The owner had had personal interactions with Fanny when he was young.
I remembered Fanny from my young age, she passed away when I was 8. I used to meet Fanny each week-end, when visiting my grandmother. They used to be very good friends.
She was doing nice paintings, and loved to make fakes, I remembered a Picasso in the living room to turn to not be a real one when my grand mother passed away.
She was such a graceful lady, with a big sense of humour and a great painter.
It’s rare to find subject matter like this and even rarer to find any provenance. Most of Icart’s oil paintings include a young lady or two lounging about. If I couldn’t agree on a price with the buyer, I would gladly have hung it in my house. It was a privilege to own it for a short while.
Unfortunately I’m not at liberty to discuss the price as I sold it to a dealer, who in turn sold it to a collector.
Do you have any original oil paintings by Louis Icart? I’m interested in knowing about them and perhaps purchasing them. Please email me.
No shows until January 18, 2019, when we’ll exhibit at the Miami Antiques + Art + Design Show at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC). It precedes the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show.
I’ll be listing new items soon, especially Tiffany desk set items, which make great Christmas gifts. Look for them soon.
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