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Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre - Original watercolor
By Gaston Coppens
Located in Paris, FR
Gaston COPPENS (1909 - 2002) Paris : Moulin Rouge of Montmartre Original watercolor and tempera Bearing the artist stamp on the back On drawing paper 42 x 53 cm (c. 17 x 21 inch) E...
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Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Tempera, Watercolor

Portrait of Paris, Abstract Acrylic Painting Work on Paper
By a.muse
Located in New york, NY
Portrait of Paris is a colorful mixed-media painting on paper, which is an homage to the Trojan Prince in Greek mythology. Portrait of Paris, 2019 by a.muse is 15" x 11" A bright co...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic

133 Rue St. Dominique Paris Watercolour by Georgia Drake Edmondson
Located in Bristol, CT
Charming original watercolour depicting the courtyard at #133 Rue St. Dominique in Paris by Georgia Drake Edmondson (1932-2013) Art Sz: 10.5"H x 7"W Frame Sz: 15"H x 12"W (gilt bam...
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20th Century Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Vogue Paris, Watercolor on Archival Paper
By Manuel Santelices
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Vogue Paris by Manuel Santelices Dimensions: 12 in. H x 9 in. W Watercolor and archival paper 2016 Unframed    Manuel Santelices explores the world of fashion, society and pop cul...
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2010s American Modern Drawings

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Paper

Hotels by the Water, Paris, Watercolor by Charles Levier
By Charles Levier
Located in Long Island City, NY
French Hotels by the Harbor Charles Levier, French (1920–2003) Circa 1960 Watercolor on Paper, signed lower left Size: 22 x 30 in. (55.88 x 76.2 cm)
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1960s Fauvist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Antique Miniature Choice of Paris Watercolor Pendant Silver Gilt Gold
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This charming miniature has been painted in the last quarter of the 18th century. The painting shows a scene from Greek mythology. Paris is sitting in a garden with a shepherd's staf...
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Antique 1780s More Jewelry

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Silver, Gold

Backyard In Paris
By Henry Martin Gasser
Located in Austin, TX
Henry Martin Gasser "Backyard in Paris" Watercolor 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches unframed 13 x 15 framed
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Quay by the Bridge in Paris
By Roland Dubuc
Located in London, GB
'Quay by the Bridge in Paris', watercolour on art paper, by Roland Dubuc (circa 1970s-80s). The broad Parisian river Seine divides the city into the left and right banks. The Left Ba...
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1960s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

French Watercolor - Paris Bridge
Located in Houston, TX
Attractive French watercolor of a Paris bridge spanning across the Seine river with the Tour St Jacques in the back by artist Eric Brault, circa 1990. Original artwork on paper dis...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Paris Park
By Madeleine Scali
Located in Houston, TX
Peaceful watercolor of a figure sat on a park bench in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris by French artist Madeleine Scali, circa 1960. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displ...
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1960s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Rooftops of Paris
By André Lafond
Located in Houston, TX
Delightful watercolor painting of a beautiful sky rolling over the rooftops of Paris by artist André Lafond, 1955. Original one-of-a-kind artwork on paper displayed on a white mat ...
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1950s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Gu Gongdu - 1980 Watercolour, Montmarte, Paris
Located in Corsham, GB
A delicate watercolour study of Montmartre's - Paris. People view art for sale and relax in cafes in this bustling artistic district. The Sacre Coeur Basilica is shown in the distanc...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Paris by Night - Original Watercolour - 1960s
Located in Roma, IT
Paris by Night is an original watercolour realized by an artist of the 1960s. Good condition, no signature. Mounted on a white cardboard passpartout (34x49 cm).
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1960s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin of Paris Flower Girl Watercolour
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Original advert watercolour for Lanvin of Paris depicting a flower girl by Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) circa 1950s Image Sz: 12"H x 7"W Frame Sz: 16.75" x 12"W in gilt bamboo
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin of Paris Trellis Gate Watercolour
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Original c.1950's watercolour depicting a fanciful French garden with an elaborate trellis gate for Lanvin of Paris by fashion illustrator, Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Image...
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Mid-20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

French Watercolor of Pont Royal, Paris, 1921
Located in Houston, TX
Combining soft sunlight, shadows, and reflections, French artist G. Genin provides an impressionistic view of the Pont Royal in Paris, 1921. Located between the Quai Anatole France a...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Omnibus in Paris - Handsigned Original Watercolor Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Francis GARAT Omnibus in Paris Original watercolor painting Handsigned in ink On vellum, 30 x 40 cm (c. 11,8 x 15,7 inch) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Academic Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

N'e a' Paris-Framed Watercolor. Signed by Artist
By Lucien Delarue
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Watercolor. Signed by the artist. Measures 34.5 x 28.5 inches with frame and matting. Image is in Excellent Condition. Frame and matting show signs of wear due to age and handling an...
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Late 20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 3/8"H x 22 1/2"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa On Rooftop Gouache
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 3/8"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 5/8"H x 11 1/2"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa Scaling Tree w/ Poodle At ...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa Keeping Warm By The Fire With ...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 3/8"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar w/ Two Christmas Poodles
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 3/8"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa Ringing The Church Bell
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 11 3/4"H x 17"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa And Reindeer Red Carpet Arrival
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 11 3/4"H x 17"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Wamsutta To All And To All A Good Night
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 10"H x 17"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Santa w/ Two Models On His Lap
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Decking The Christmas Tree
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Snowman w/ Perfume Bottles
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original Advertising Watercolor Christmas Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar My Mommy Loves Arpege
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin of Paris Floral Umbrella c.1950's Watercolour
Located in Bristol, CT
Delightful watercolour depicting six vases of flowers under an umbrella adorned w/ delicate buds Created for Lanvin of Paris to promote their Arpege perfume collection circa 1950s ...
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1950s Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“Paris Montmartre" Colorful Pastel Toned Abstract Watercolor Landscape
Located in Houston, TX
Colorful pastel toned watercolor landscape depicting a street in Montmartre, Paris. This painting features a street scene and a row of houses leading to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica or th...
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1990s Abstract Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Canvas, Watercolor

Lanvin of Paris Arpege Curtain circa 1950s Watercolour
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Original advert circa 1950s watercolour by Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) to promote Lanvin of Paris' 'Arpege' perfume draped by a gilt-trim curtain Image Sz: 12.5"H x 18.5"W F...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin of Paris Five Dahls circa 1950s Watercolour
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Original Lanvin of Paris advert circa 1950s watercolour artwork, 'Five Dahls' by Alexander Warren Montel, (1921-2002) Image Sz: 12"H x 20"W Frame Sz: 17"H x 26"W
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 11 3/4"H x 20"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Scandal/ Arpege/ My Sin Windmill
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/4"H x 12"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Pink Flower Lady
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 17"H x 11"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Eau De Lanvin For Men
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 9"H x 19 7/8"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Three Doves
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 10 3/4"H x 17"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Marcel Rochas Introduces A New "Femi...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 23"H x 14 1/2"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Guitar Player
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Vintage French Watercolor - Place de la Concorde, Paris
By Bourlier
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage French watercolor featuring one of the Place de la Concorde's famous fountains with the Luxor Obelisk in the background, by P. Bourlier, circa 1930. The artist's perspective ...
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1930s Other Art Style Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/8"H x 11 1/8"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Pink Flower Girl
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 23"H x 14"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Dog w/ Pipe
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 3/8"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Salon w/ Palm Tree Interior
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Crescendo Panels
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1950s Interior Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Mat Sz: 15 1/8"H x 20 1/8"W Image Sz: 10"H x 5 3/8"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Tw...
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Model In Red Dress w/ Hands Clapping
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/4"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Merry Santa
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 10 1/4"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Perfume And Lipstick Display
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Two Pink Roses
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Elizabeth Arden Night Cream
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 23"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Pink Model
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 10 3/4"H x 18 3/4"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Four Perfume Chairs
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 8 1/2"H x 14"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Carlton Display
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 17"H x 11"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Green Dress/ Red Hat
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14 1/2"H x 22 7/8"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Lady On A Swing Being Serenaded
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 8 3/4"H x 15"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Butterfly Web
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 10 7/8"H x 17"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Two Scales
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Lanvin Of Paris Original c1950s Advertising Watercolor Artwork
By Alexander Warren Montel
Located in Bristol, CT
Sz: 14"H x 22"W Alexander Warren Montel (1921-2002) Fashion illustrator for House of Lanvin Paris in the 1950s featured in Harper's Bazaar Lavender Lady
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1950s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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Paris Watercolor For Sale on 1stDibs

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The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a paris watercolor in our inventory may begin at $150 and can go as high as $110,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,249.

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