A Marcel Vertes update!

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This is my most recent purchase of the work of Marcel Vertes!

It was a “wall hanging” purchased in France in the sixties;

The title of the work is “Le Jardin de Pierrot”

Pierrot was a boy member of the  characters in the “Commedia dell’arte”;  a comedy group

that started in Italy and spread to France.

It was hand printed on linen fabric  by the company Corot and the label signed by the artist.

I had it made into a pillow!

He died in 1961;   so it was done before that.

 Imagine my surprise when a very nice man from Chicago wrote me that he had purchased

what seems to me to be the “original” hand painted on burlap!

(he found me by “googling ”  Marcel Vertes)

and  saw my collection and read my blogpost about the artist!

He was at an estate sale; and it was sitting on the floor unpriced.  What a great eye!!

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The hand painted burlap painting is stretched on a wooden frame.

The man who bought it was told that it  was sold by Sotheby’s in 2006 for $14,000.00!

It is very large;  81″ long and 31″ tall.  Gorgeous!

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His signature in paint!

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Here is the overall view.  As you can see the colors are slightly different;

but the boy in the tricorn hat and the donkey are almost identical!

It is very large:  81″  long by  31″ high, painted on burlap!

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My pillow is above.

They are very very similar;  thought not exact.

Here is the close-up of the boy in the painting.

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My close-up of the donkey above.

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His donkey.

This lovely  painting  is now for sale on ebay!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARCEL-VERTES-LE-JARDIN-DE-PIERROT-OIL-PAINTING-ON-LINEN-ORIGINAL-/261631420989?pt=Art_Paintings&hash=item3cea72aa3d

 

 

PS;  while writing this post I remembered I have a “gouache” by Vertes of this  same boy with a tricorne hat!

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9 thoughts on “A Marcel Vertes update!

  1. Cheryl
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    Lovely! (Both you and the painting) Enjoy your weekend.

  2. LA CONTESSA
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    HELLO HELLO…………….What a lovely find indeed and I love how he found YOU!I saw the pillow and it’s loverly…………..what a FIND!
    Good to see you back up and POSTING…………I just spent 6 hours in the EMERGENCY room only to come out with nothing wrong!!I was HAPPY to see your POST…………now I best go rest up from all my resting UP!!!Got nothing done today……….XOXO

  3. Penelope Bianchi
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    via email:

    I got this post finally and it’s so interesting again!
    Didn’t you have a similar coincidence with the French screen?
    Wasn’t it French ?
    And there were those hand painted dishes!! – All ending up on this small beach in the Big World!

    But I have to tell you
    THIS PHOTO IS SENSATIONAL!
    THE VERY BEST ONE OF YOU THAT I’VE SEEN!!
    Who took it?
    It’s a Keeper!
    AND SO ARE YOU!!
    X&Adam

    Ps: such a sweet dog too!
    Have I met him/her/it?
    (Although pets are never ever just “it”!
    ////
    Bob Schulenberg

  4. Penelope Bianchi
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    That is Pete! A corgi-mix rescue from Kansas!
    From the corgi-mix rescue site http://www.forpaws.org!

    Isn’t he handsome? My friend Steven Stolman took the picture!

    That pillow is on the bed in our bedroom!

  5. Penelope Bianchi
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    via email:

    Wow !!! what a wonderful story…gorgeous paintings…and how fabulous that you made yours into a pillow….. super photo of all THREE of you, too !!! (Love how that man “found” you by googling Vertes….Now THAT is a good use of modern media….xoxoxo

    Wendy3

  6. Penelope Bianchi
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    via email:

    Wow how cool is that!
    Thanks for sharing
    Kris in Seattle

    (click on the title people!! You get a much better version of the post!!!! I LOVE your comments!)

  7. Penelope Bianchi
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    via email:

    (no one has time to click on the title..) we are all inundated!

    “What a story, thank you for sharing
    this great story. I, like you, love
    this artist.
    You certainly have the eye!
    Love
    M”

  8. Mitchell Wagner
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    You have a beautiful collection. I have a vertes pencil portrait in it’s original frame, and am seeking an offer. Feel free to e-mail me if interested. mitchellawagner@gmail.com
    Regards,
    Mitchell

    1. penelopebi@me.com
      Reply

      I am always interested in adding to my collection! Lucky me! I adore almost every single work of this artist!!!!

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