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Marcel Bernanose
NINE STUDIES OF OLD PAGODAS IN VIETNAM
Estimate
24,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
312
Marcel Bernanose
NINE STUDIES OF OLD PAGODAS IN VIETNAM
Estimate
24,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Marcel Bernanose
1884-1952
NINE STUDIES OF OLD PAGODAS IN VIETNAM
Signed and stamped on various works
Gouache on paper, in 9 parts
The 9 works are displayed in 3 frames.
Smallest: 23.5 by 27 cm; 9 1/4  by 10 1/2  
Largest: 31 by 24.5 cm; 12 1/4  by 9 1/2  in.
Executed circa 1910
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Catalogue Note

Marcel Bernanose arrived in Vietnam in the early years of the 20th century and was nominated as an official representative for the French General Governor in 1910. He was also involved with the prestigious Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient (French School of the Far East) and studied local and traditional Arts in Vietnam. He published several studies and articles on artistic topics that interested him about Vietnamese art and craftsmanship. Concurrently, he was a painter and engraver. In 1922 he published a book about Decorative Arts in Tonkin (Northern Vietnam), which today still stands as a pioneering publication for scholars and collectors.

After his return to France in the early 1920's, he participated in many art exhibitions and was awarded the Great Prize of the Marseille's Colonial Exhibition in 1922.

During the 1925 Paris Decorative Arts Exhibition, he collaborated with the Indochina Pavilion's architect and creates a collection of furniture.

These 9 charming gouaches studies of Vietnamese Pagodas are typically representative of the artist’s interests during his Indochinese period. They show Bernanose's ability to capture the sacred atmosphere and the Asian architectural beauty of the temples.  They are witness of the past times and depict sites that still remain as the subject of admiration for visitors of Vietnam to this very day.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art – Day Sale

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Hong Kong