Lot 79: Humbert-Vignol (Leonie, 1878-1960). Gypsy Woman, oil on canvas, half-length portrait of a sultry dark-haired gypsy woman, wearing a crimson robe and gold earrings, and holding a beribboned tambourine, signed upper left, re-lined, 73 x 54cm (28.75 x 21.25ins), gilt moulded frame. Leonie Humbert-Vignol was born in Lyon and studied there at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Bonnardel and Edouard Toudouze. From 1896 she exhibited at the salon in Lyon and became particularly known for her genre scenes, which were praised for their intimacy. After winning several medals for her work, she began exhibiting at the salons in Paris in 1905. She exhibited particularly at Salon des Artistes Français where in 1908 she received an honourable mention and, in 1910, a further medal. Humbert-Vignol was one of the rising number of female artists who had an important impact on the art establishment in the first half of the 1900s. The museum of Digne les Bains houses some of her work. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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