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Marie Laurencin Art

French, 1885-1956

Around 1905 Georges Braque took Marie Laurencin to the Bateau Lavoir, Picasso's famously run-down studio on Rue Ravignan. Laurencin and Braque had both studied at the Académie Humbert. Laurencin originally aimed to paint on porcelain but Braque had the full measure of his colleague's talent and persuaded her to broaden her horizons.

On Rue Ravignan Laurencin found herself in an environment where she could thrive, where painting and literature mingled freely in a state, Picasso said, of permanent cross-fertilization, and at a moment when Fauvism was about to be supplanted by Cubism. Soon Guillaume Apollinaire was devoting to her an important chapter in his The Cubist Painters: Aesthetic Meditations (Peintres Cubistes: Méditations Esthétiques). Married to a German baron she fled France during World War I and lived in Spain, where she met Picabia among others, to return to Paris in 1920.

Laurencin's first canvases are sharper in tone than her later work. From her Ravignan period she left some paintings of real quality which also record the Bateau Lavoir dwellers, famously Picasso and Fernande Olivier, his mistress. Laurencin would enlarge on this composition by grouping together Picasso, Olivier (who wrote Picasso and His Friends [Picasso et ses Amis]), the poet Marguerite Gillot, the poet Maurice Chevrier, Guillaume Apollinaire and André Salmon. The Pont Mirabeau, dear to Apollinaire, can be seen in the background. During her time at Ravignan she also produced burin engravings and woodcuts inspired by fables and romantic street songs.

Laurencin had found her style. She became a painter of doe-like girls, merging realism and fantasy like some poets of her generation. Some see Eugène Carrière's influence in her early works, yet her palette shows much more distinct shading. Laurencin created this unique palette, rich in colors chosen for their softness, the full range of which she explored, deftly and firmly stressing tonalities. Famous among her works are the following: Guitar, Child with Violin, Princess, Sirens, Portrait of Jeannot, Portrait of René Dalize, Portrait of Marcel Jouhandeau and Portrait of André Salmon. She also illustrated many books: Marie Laurencin's Fan (L'Éventail de Marie Laurencin), a collection of poems written for her by writer friends, The Attempt at Love (La Tentative Amoureuse) and The Poems of André Walter (Les Poésies d'André Walter) by André Gide, books by Jacques de Lacretelle, André Salmon, Paul Morand, Louise Faure-Favier and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Laurencin also pioneered new approaches to theatre set designing, memorably so in the Cocteau and Milhaud collaboration Does (Les Biches) for the Ballets Russes in 1924, and What Do Girls Dream Of? (À Quoi Rêvent les Jeunes Filles?) for the Comédie Française in 1928, even providing themes for the ballet.

She exhibited for the first time in 1907 at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. In 1912 she showed her work with Robert Delaunay at the Galerie Barbazanges and contributed to the decoration of the Cubist house for the Salon d'Automne. In 1937 at the Petit Palais, Laurencin provided an exemplary sample of her work, including Portrait (1904), Portrait of a Young Woman in a Pink and Black Hat, two canvases executed in 1908 and 1909 and both entitled Guillaume Apollinaire and his Friends (referring to the Picasso circle), Flowers, Two Sisters, Marie Laurencin in Blue (1936), Game of Badminton, Flower Pot, Blue Angel (1929), Young Girls with a Mandolin, Portrait of Madame C.P., Artist and Model, Portrait of Anne-Françoise Mare and Pot and Lemons. In 2002 she featured in the exhibition “Women of Montparnasse” (Elles de Montparnasse) at the Musée du Montparnasse in Paris, chronicling the emancipation of female artists between the wars. In 1994 the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny presented a retrospective of her work.

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(Biography provided by Leighton Fine Art Ltd.)

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Artist: Marie Laurencin
Young Girl with Guitar - Original etching, 1945
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Young Girl with Guitar, 1945 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 28 x 22 cm (c. 11 x 8,6 inch) REFERENCES : Catalogue raisonné Marchess...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

"Jeune Fille," Original Sepia Portrait Etching signed by Marie Laurencin
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jeune Fille" is an original sepia etching by Marie Laurencin. The artist's stamped signature is in the lower right. This piece features a delicate portrait of a young girl. 13" x ...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Marie Laurencin - Woman Angel - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marie Laurencin - Woman Angel - Original Etching Paris, Le Gerbier, 1946 Edition of 340 Signed in the plate
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

L'Éventail rose
By Marie Laurencin
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this scarce color etching and drypoint. Fourth state (of 4). Signed and numbered 54/100 in pencil, lower margin.
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1920s Cubist Marie Laurencin Art

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Color, Drypoint, Etching

Two Angels - Original lithograph, Handsigned (Marchesseau #254)
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two Angels, 1946 Original lithograph Hand signed in pencil Numbered / 160 On Johannot vellum 28 x 21 cm (c. 11 x 10.5 in) REFERENCE : Catalog raisonne Marchesseau #...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Rider and Dancer - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Rider and dancer, 1949 Color etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 38 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11in) INFORMATION : Created by Laurencin and engraved by Lo...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Les Deux Anges
By Marie Laurencin
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this lithograph with strong colors. Second state (of 2). Signed and numbered 19/160 in pencil, lower left.
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1940s Cubist Marie Laurencin Art

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Color, Lithograph

Alice in Wonderland
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Kingston, NY
LAURENCIN (Marie): Alice in Wonderland. [Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930]. COMPLETE SET OF SIX COLORED PASTEL DRAWINGS for this unusual Art Deco vision of ALICE, being the actual f...
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1930s Art Deco Marie Laurencin Art

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Color Pencil, Lithograph

Two Girls with Horses and Dog - Signed Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two Girls with Horses and Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 31 x 42 cm (c. 12 x 17") Excellent co...
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

"Two Women" Pair Etchings
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant pair of etchings by Marie Laurencin (French 1883-1956) from the "Poemes de Sapho" published in 1950 ref. 273. Each beautifully mounted in frames of silver-leaf decorated wood...
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20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Woman with Pearls - Original ink drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Woman with Pearls, 1953 Original ink drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, light manipulation defects to ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink

Portrait de Femme - Cubist Pencil Drawing, Portrait of Woman by Marie Laurencin
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful and elegant portrait drawing of a young woman circa 1920 by French artist Marie Laurencin. The subject has her hair tied back and has a scarf flowing across her chest and...
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1920s Cubist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Color Pencil

Trois Danseur, Three Dancers
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Miami, FL
Signature: Signed upper right. Private Collection Purchased in Paris in 1975 Original Arthur Lenars & Cie Paris label verso On heavy watercolor paper and framed. Looks beautiful in ...
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1930s Surrealist Marie Laurencin Art

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Watercolor

Trois Danseur, Three Dancers
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Miami, FL
Signature: Signed upper right. Private Collection Purchased in Paris in 1975 Original Arthur Lenars & Cie Paris label verso On heavy watercolor paper and framed. Looks beautiful in ...
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1930s Surrealist Marie Laurencin Art

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Watercolor

Three Girls Playing Music - Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Three Girls Playing Music (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 31 x 42 cm (c. 12 x 17") Excellent condition
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Models - Original Watercolor and Ink Drawing by Marie Laurencin - 1920 ca.
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful watercolor with light additions of china ink. Hand signed, includes passepartout 49 x 34.5 cm. Good conditions. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislat...
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink, Watercolor

Fillette, 1945 - Original Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie Laurencin Fillette, 1945 Original etching On Japan paper, 32,5 x 25 cm (c. 12,7 x 9,8 inch) REFERENCE : Catalogue raisonné Daniel Marchesseau #236 Excellent condition
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Femmes, Marie Laurencin, 1950's, Ink on Paper, Post-Impressionism, Woman Art
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Geneva, CH
Femmes, Marie Laurencin, 1950's, Ink on Paper, Post-Impressionism, Woman Art 1952 Indian ink and watercolor on paper 13.5 x 14.3 cm, 13.5 x 14.5, 13.8 x 12.5, 13.4 x 14.5 cm Signed ...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Ballerina - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Ballerina Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Woman with Necklace - Stone lithograph, 1930 (Catalog raisonne Marchesseau #138)
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Woman with Necklace, 1930 Original stone lithograph On Arches vellum 28 x 22 cm (c. 11 x 9 inch) REFERENCES : Catalog raisonn Marchesseau #138 Excellent condition
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Young Girl With a Guitar - Original Etching Signed in The Plate
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie Laurencin Young girl with a guitar Original etching, 1945 Signed and dated in the plate Edition of 340 copies, unnumbered as issued On Lana vellum, size 33 x 25,5 cm (c. 13 x ...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Marie Laurencin - Woman - Original Signed Etching
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Marie Laurencin - Woman - Original Signed Etching Circa 1940 Signed Marie Laurencin 18 x 18 cm Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) Marie Laurencin went to Sèvres at the age of eighteen to...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

"Jean & Sappho," Original Portrait Sepia Etching signed by Marie Laurencin
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jean & Sappho" is an original sepia etching by Marie Laurencin. The artist's stamped signature is lower right. This piece features a delicate portrait of two women leaning on each o...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Dans les Rigieres - Original Mixed Media by Marie Laurencin - 1950s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Original china ink, pencil and pastel on paper by Marie Laurencin. Signed lower right. The work comes from an important european private collection and was bought directly from the a...
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1950s Marie Laurencin Art

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Mixed Media

Pressentiments - Rare Illustrated Book by Marie Laurencin - 1930s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Edition of 115 copies with additional proofs including a suite of 6 original printed in color lithographs by Marie Laurencin, numbered and signed by the artist. One of 90 copies on H...
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1930s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Mermaid - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Mermaid, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Ink, Pencil

Lying girl - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Lying girl, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, light marks of the manipul...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil, Ink

Flower Portrait - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Flower Portrait, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil, Color Pencil

Floral Ornament - Original ink drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Floral Ornament, 1953 Original ink drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on the...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink

Marie Laurencin portrait drawing of her mother, 1903
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956) Portrait of Pauline Laurencin, the artist’s mother, circa 1903 Black crayon on paper Inscribed ‘Despair and die / not die’ (upper right) 6.5/8 x...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Crayon

1903 portrait drawing by Marie Laurencin of her mother
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Marie Laurencin (French, 1885 – 1956) Portraits of Pauline Laurencin, the artist’s mother with a further study of a child on the reverse Pencil and pastel on paper Signed and dated ‘...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Marie Laurencin Art

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Paper, Pastel, Pencil

Study of a Dog - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Study of a Dog, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on t...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil

Cat and Dog Playing - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Cat and Dog Playing, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil

Two Girls with a Dog - Stone Lithograph - Mourlot, 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two Girls with a Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Printed signature in the plate On China paper 42 x 31 cm (c. 17 x 12") Excellent condition
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Woman in the Garden - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Woman in the Garden Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 25 x 17 cm (c. 10 x 7 in) Presented under matting 35 x 27 cm (c. 14 x 11 in) PROVE...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Colorful flowers - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Colorful flowers, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the manipulation on...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Color Pencil, Charcoal, Pencil

Lovers - Original ink and pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Lovers, 1953 Original ink and pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Good condition, one small tear on the right edge an...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Ink, Pencil, Charcoal

Spring Blossom : Leaves in Blue - Original pencil drawing, 1953
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Spring Blossom : Leaves in Blue, 1953 Original pencil drawing Signed by artist stamp On paper 24.5 x 19.5 cm (c. 9.6 x 7.6 inch) Very good condition, marks of the ...
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1950s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Charcoal, Pencil, Color Pencil

Summer : Girls and Boys at the Beach - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Summer : Girls and Boys at the Beach Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Very good condition, the paper slig...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Art Deco Gooses and Ducks - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Art Deco Gooses and Ducks Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) PROVENANCE : PROVENANCE : - Auction sal...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Selfportrait with a Baby Dog - Signed Stone Lithograph - 1928
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Selfportrait with a Baby Dog (1928) Stone Lithograph Printed in Atelier Mourlot Plates signed On China paper 42 x 31 cm (c. 17 x 12") Excellent condition
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1920s Realist Marie Laurencin Art

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Lithograph

Le Bal - Original Etching by Marie Laurencin - 1927
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Third state. Published in general catalogue "Marie Laurencin" by Daniel Marchesseau, Kyuryudo,Tokyo, 1981, Number.127, pp.141. Rare etching in near perfect conditions. This artwork ...
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Love and Music - Original Etching by M- Laurencin - 1920s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 27x35 cm. Hand signed, not numbered. Very good conditions.
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1920s Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Young Girl with Pearl Necklace - Original etching, 1943
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Young Girl with Pearl Necklace Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Arches vellum 30 x 25 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Printed in Haasen workshop in 1943 REFE...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Etching

Female drawing - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Female drawing Original drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 16 x 10 cm (c. 6.2 x 3.93 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Two horses - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Two horses Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Drawing of knight on horse - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Drawing of knight on horse Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yel...
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Horse in landscape - Original pencil drawing
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Paris, FR
Marie LAURENCIN Horse in landscape Original pencil drawing Signed with the stamp of the artist On paper 10 x 16 cm (c. 3.93 x 6.2 in) Good condition, the paper slightly yellowish
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Early 20th Century Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Pencil

Woman with the Guitar
By Marie Laurencin
Located in ZEIST, UT
Marie Laurencin- Woman with the Guitar Graphite pencil, grease pencil. Signed, date and annotated "Recuerdo" in pencil Image size: 44.5 x 30.0 cm Frame size: 64.0 x 50.0 cm Provenanc...
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1940s Modern Marie Laurencin Art

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Crayon, Pencil

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