DROUOT
Saturday 15 Jun at : 14:00 (CEST)

Estate of Monsieur Louis Thirion Part I- Catalogued

Alexandre Landre Nancy - 09.83.43.24.78 - Email

43, boulevard Albert Ier 54000 Nancy, France
Information Conditions of sale
Live
Register
102 results

Lot 11 - Paul COLIN (1892 - 1985). Claude Lorrain's house, Chamagne (Vosges). Wood engraving, signed lower right, numbered 56/60. Frame (not examined outside the frame). Dimensions: 25.7 x 31cm. Sheet : 33,5 x 45cm. Provenance: Estate of Monsieur Louis Thirion, furniture in the mansion built in 1923 by Gibert et Ogé, which has remained in the family ever since. Expert : Madame Sylvie COLLIGNON. Painter and engraver, he was born in Lunéville in 1867 and died in Bourg la Reine in 1949. Attracted to drawing from an early age, Paul-Émile Colin nevertheless studied medicine, without abandoning his first passion. A friend of Charles Filiger, Colin joined Gauguin at Pont-Aven in the summer of 1890. From 1893, he perfected the technique of engraving standing wood with a penknife. His works from 1890 to 1900 are marked by the innovations of the Pont-Aven school. In 1894, he moved to Lagny (Seine-et-Marne) to practice medicine - which he abandoned for good in 1901. He then devoted himself to illustrating numerous works: Les Philippe by Jules Renard, La Terre et l'Homme by Anatole France, La Colline inspired by Maurice Barrès... He remained very attached to his Lorraine origins, whose landscapes, villages and inhabitants continue to inspire his work. Colin was one of the founding members of the "Société de la gravure sur bois originale" (S.G.B.O.) in 1911. He was vice-president from 1920 to 1935. Noël Clément-Janin established a repertory of his engravings in 1912. After the First World War, Colin continued his engraving work as an illustrator and devoted more time to painting. From 1920, he traveled to Italy, Sicily, Spain, Portugal and Morocco. These visits inspired his new approach to color. Paul-Émile Colin illustrated numerous works by Émile Zola, Maurice Barrès, Georges Duhamel, Anatole France, Rudyard Kipling, Hippolyte Taine, Jean Yole and others. All these books are illustrated with woodcuts, mainly in black. Only one book was illustrated with woodcuts in color: "Poèmes de France et d'Italie" by Pierre de Nolhac (1923), and only one with watercolors: "Séductions italiennes", by Clément-Janin, in 1929. From 1929 onwards, he would only exceptionally participate in publications by other publishers. He published himself, under the Paul-Emile Colin name, in Bourg-La-Reine. He was a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and of the Salon d'Automne, Vice-President of the Société de la Gravure sur Bois originale, and was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. In its 1907 issue, the "Revue lorraine illustrée", under the pen of Gaston Varenne, published the first study of the artist, who was only at the beginning of his artistic career. pp. 145-156 The same magazine again published a study by G. Varenne, this time on P.E. Colin's pastels, in its 1913 issue, pp. 1-8. Some years later, in 1933, "Le Pays Lorrain" again published an interesting study of the artist, pp. 384-392. Expert : Madame Sylvie COLLIGNON

Estim. 50 - 80 EUR

Lot 51 - Géo CONDE (1891-1980). "Composition. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Size : 50 x 61 cm. Provenance: Estate of Monsieur Louis Thirion, furniture from the private mansion built in 1923 by Gibert et Ogé, which has remained in the family ever since. Puppeteer, painter, sculptor, ceramist and musician Georges Condé, known as Géo Condé, was born in Frouard (54) in 1891 and died in Velaine-en-Haye in 1980. From an early age, he practiced puppetry, painting and music. After studying architecture in Brussels, and a solid training as a pianist, he became an aviator during the Great War. He continued to paint, inventing a curious pictorial movement: rondisme. For a time, he collaborated with the Mougin brothers, designing sets for their stoneware vases, some of which bear his signature in the decoration. Artistic director of the Faïenceries de Lunéville, Saint-Clément and Badonviller until the 1930s, he created models that are sought after by collectors today. Founder of the "Théâtre de la Maison de Lorraine" company, he trained Jacques Félix (future creator of the Comédiens de Chiffons and the Festival Mondial de Charleville-Mézières) in puppetry techniques. His company offered girdle and string puppet shows for all ages until the 1960s. From 1923 onwards, he exhibited in three different galleries in Nancy, and before and after the last war, in Paris, where he was always well received for his originality, light effects and often brilliant colors. In 1925, he took part in the Exposition d'Art Indépendant, organized by the Comité Nancy-Paris at the Galeries Poirel. Bibl.: "http://histoirepatrimoinebleurvillois.hautetfort.com" T.C. "Géo Condé" in "Le Pays Lorrain" 1953.

Estim. 200 - 400 EUR

Lot 60 - Maurice DUFRENE (1876 - 1955) for LA MAISON MODERNE. Single-light lamp in ribbed and chased gilt bronze, circa 1903, with four mounting arms. Cone-shaped lampshade. Signed on the foot. Height: 60 cm with shade. Bibliography: Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914 - Volume III: Furniture, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1996, similar model reproduced on page 232. Provenance: Estate of Monsieur Louis Thirion, furniture in the private mansion built in 1923 by Gibert et Ogé, which has remained in the family ever since. Maurice Dufrene was a French artist, decorator and designer. He was born in Paris in 1876 and died in Nogent-sur-Marne in 1955. Dufrene is considered one of the leading French designers of the 20th century. Dufrene began his career during the Art Nouveau period, but switched to the Art Deco movement in the 1920s. He was head of the Matrise workshop at Galeries Lafayette. Dufrene's work is characterized by an evolution towards sobriety and simplicity, making him one of the earliest exponents of Art Deco. Dufrene's father had a wholesale commodities business and, as a child, Dufrene would collect leftover materials from his father's workplace and turn them into decorative works of art. He studied at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. Dufrene's work included furniture design, ceramics and decorative objects. He designed the Matrise exhibition for the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Industriels et Décoratifs Modernes in Paris. Dufrene's creations were renowned for their elegance and craftsmanship. Expert : Madame Amélie MARCILHAC

Estim. 200 - 400 EUR

Lot 67 - Louis MAJORELLE (1859 - 1926). Moulded and carved walnut desk with rectangular top incorporating sliding side shelves and opening at the waist with three drawers on a corner base with slightly curved grooved legs (minor scratches and stains). Gilt bronze drawer handles with palmettes. Height: 74 cm - Length: 117 cm - Depth: 67 cm. Bibliography: Catalogue commercial de la maison Majorelle, Nancy (n.d), variant of our desk referenced under n°425 and reproduced on plate 80. Catalog commercial de la maison Majorelle, Nancy (n.d), plate 87 for a desk with similar pulls. Provenance: Estate of Monsieur Louis Thirion, furniture in the mansion built in 1923 by Gibert et Ogé, which has remained in the family ever since. Expert : Madame Amélie MARCILHAC Louis Majorelle was a French decorator and furniture designer born on September 26, 1859 in Toul and died on January 15, 1926 in Nancy at the age of 66. After the death of his father, Louis Majorelle and his brother Jules took over the family business, which specialized in the design and manufacture of furniture and ceramics. Louis Majorelle later opened his own store in Nancy and made a significant contribution to the Art Nouveau movement. Louis Majorelle's furniture designs were known for their intricate inlays and embellishments, and he was considered one of the outstanding designers of Art Nouveau furniture. Majorelle's factory, where his creations were manufactured, was located at 6, rue du Vieil-Atre in Nancy, and was designed by the famous architect Lucien Weissenburger.

Estim. 100 - 150 EUR