Lot 247
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Alice Halicka

Estimate
12,000 - 16,000 USD
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Description

  • Alice Halicka
  • Tragédies du ghetto, contes by Israel Zangwill: A Hand-Illustrated Book
  • signed and dedicated Illustré spécialement pour Madame Robert Ellissen, Alice Halicka (on the title page)
  • watercolor and pen and ink illustrations in a printed book
Small 4to (192 x 140mm.), copy number 392 of 2500 copies, with 57 original watercolor sketches by Alice Halicka.

Original printed wrappers, uncut, in a modern folding box.

Provenance

Alice Halicka
Mrs. Robert Ellissen (gifted by the above)
Sale: Christie’s, London, June 19, 2012, lot 195

Catalogue Note

Alice Halicka was born in Poland in 1894. She was the wife of the French cubist Louis Marcoussis. The couple moved to Cusset, near Vichy, after the Nazi invasion of Paris in 1940, where Halicka remained after Marcoussis' death in 1941. Halicka published her memoirs of the war, Hier, souvenirs, in 1946 and returned to Paris, where she died in 1975.
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