RENE BUTHAUD (1886 - 1986)
Massive cartoon (Venus and Neptune), France (framed); Pastel and charcoal, linen-backed paper; Signed R. BUTHAUD; Sight: 91 1/2" x 59 3/4"; Provenance: The artist; Michel Fortin, Paris; Collection of Stephen Engel, Florida; Exhibited: René Buthaud: Collection of the Artist, Michel Fortin Gallery, New York, 1981, cat. no. 40; This work was likely a study for a massive verre églomisé panel, of which he created approximately twenty between 1933 and 1970. It is unknown whether this particular design was realized.
Sale Price: $9,375
Estimate: $9,000 - $14,000
Not examined out of frame. Various creases and tears throughout, largest/longest in upper half to third of sheet. Framed behind Plexiglas, re-framing recommended. Some scuffs/scratches to Plexi.