Ink and ink wash on paper, signed and dated 'P. Tchelitchew, 1930' (bottom left), 45cm x 28cm, unframed. A Russian-born surrealist painter, who after leaving Russia in 1920, lived in Paris until moving to New York in 1934. His first U.S. show was of his drawings at the newly opened Museum of Modern Art in 1930.
Ink on paper, signed and dated 'H de Waroquier, 1930' (lower right), 27cm x 21cm, unframed. De Waroquier’s work figures prominently in many important collections of early 20th century art, most especially in those of the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the 1930s, also in Paris.
Pencil on paper, signed 'Pascin' (lower right) and annotated 'Paris, 1921' (middle right), 31cm x 23cm, unframed. Best known as a Parisian painter, he was associated with the artistic circles of Montparnasse, and an emigre of the School of Paris.
Black and red chalk on paper, attached to mount with original student's label lower left bearing the artist's name & age of 19, 70cm x 31 cm, unframed. Elected a Royal Academician in 1938, his most notable work is in the Palace of Westminster, the Bank of England, and the Laing Art Gallery Newcastle.
Goache on board, signed 'Sironi' (lower right), 14cm x 12.5cm (35cm x 34cm framed). Sironi was an Italian modernist artist whose works are held in numerous public collections, including the Guggenheim Venice and the Tate. This piece was previously owned by Erik Estorick.
Pencil and charcoal on the reverse of typed correspondence, signed 'Sironi' (lower right), 26cm x 20cm (63cm x 49cm framed). Sironi was an Italian modernist artist whose works are held in numerous public collections, including the Guggenheim Venice and the Tate. This piece was previously owned by Erik Estorick.
Black crayon and red chalk on paper, signed and dated 'M Delmotte, 1930' (lower right), 27cm x 26cm, unframed. Best known for his large frescoes, Delmotte also produced more intimate works such as this Art Deco figure study.
Oil on canvas, signed and dated (bottom left), 55cm x 74cm, framed. De Terlikowski spent most his career in Paris. Supported throughout his life by directors of French banks with links to West Africa, this painting may have been commissioned by them, given its subject matter.
Pen and ink and wash on paper, signed with signature stamp (bottom left), 29cm x 21cm, (44cm x 36cm framed). Bérard was an artist, fashion illustrator and designer. With his partner Boris Kochno, they were one of the most prominent openly gay couples in French theater during the 1930s and 1940s.
Pen and ink on paper, signed with signature stamp (bottom left), 35cm x 26cm, (41cm x 50cm framed). Bérard was an artist, fashion illustrator and designer. His most renowned achievement was his designs for Jean Cocteau's film La Belle et la Bête (1946).
Pastel on paper, signature stamp (bottom right), 62cm x 52cm. Bérard was a hugely important figure as an artist and in theatrical design in Paris in the 1930s and 1940s. He also worked as a fashion illustrator for Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparellu and Nina Ricci.
Crayon on paper, inscribed "Zweigespräch" (lower right), artist's estate stamp (verso), 76cm x 41cm, unframed. The German painter belonged to the Dresden Academy school of artists. Although undated, heavily drawing on German Romanticism, the work is clearly influenced by the Art Nouveau.
Oil on canvas, signed 'Navez' (top left), 74cm x 75cm, framed. Navez first exhibited in Brussels in 1908. His style, as evidenced here, was initially influenced by Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. The title of the painting translates as young boy with a spotted bowtie.
Red Chalk on paper, 31cm x 47cm, unframed. Cortois was a French artist in the academic style, whose work can be seen in public collections in Marseille, Bordeaux, and Luxembourg. He was also a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Ink and wash on paper, inscribed 'Verónica, May MCMXXXIX' (lower right), 30cm x 38cm (53cm x 60cm framed). An early work by Ayrton, he would go to be renowned as a painter, printmaker and sculptor. In bullfighting, a Verónica is the act of a matador letting his cloak trail over the bull's head as it runs past him.
Pencil, pen and ink on Japanese paper, signed lower right, 23cm x 24cm (44cm x 45cm framed). A prolific French neo-Impressionist, save for the war years, he exhibited with the Société des Artistes Indépendants every year from 1887 until his death in 1941.
Oil on canvas, 50cm x 33cm, framed. Palm belonged to a circle of painters, the most famous of which was Eugene Jansson. The work is heavily influenced by late 19th century French art.
Ink and wash on paper, signed and dated 'Keith Vaughan/42' (lower right), 17.7cm x 15.2cm, (40cm x 37cm framed). Painted during the war, Vaughan had registered as a concientious objector. Eventually he was conscripted into the Pioneer Corps as a non-combatant.
Ink and ink wash on paper, 36cm x 28cm, (59cm x 42cm framed). Edulji Dinshaw (Indian 1916-1970), a resident of New York, was the son of a prominent Mumbai industrialist and financier, and was depicted by Tchelitchew on a number of occasions.
Green chalk on oatmeal paper, signed with initials 'G.P.' lower left, 34.3cm x 18.8cm, (52cm x 37cm framed). Philpot's life and work is featured in the exhibition of 'Queer British Art' at Tate Britain in 2017.
Oil on board, 61cm x 45cm, framed. The composition is probably created in the studio, but it evokes memories of the Bloomsbury Group from earlier in the century.
Charcoal on paper, signed (top right), 62cm x 48cm, unframed. Hugely successful in his lifetime, Marcel-Lenoir's academic study is wondefully evocative of the 1920s and Art Deco.
Lithograph on paper, monogrammed in ink (19)17 (bottom left), dedication 1918 and indistinct signature (Willy Geiger?) (bottom right), 24cm x 19cm, (41.5cm x 37cm framed). The lithograph by an unknown, possibly German, artist is representative of the German Expressionsion of its time.
Lithograph on simili-Japan paper, signed (lower right) in pencil "E Heckel", marked (lower left) "Probedruck", and annotated (lower left) "Tanzende Matrosen", 36cm x 44cm (59cm x 67cm framed). Created in Ostend during WW1, it is an extremely early depiction of two men dancing together in a loving embrace.
Black, white and ochre chalk on blue paper, watermark ET, 46.7cm x 31.1 cm, (64cm x 38cm framed). One of the most successful artists of fin-de-siècle Vienna, he is best known for historical and mythological painting, particularly of subjects pertaining to ancient Rome.
Etching with tone, signed and numbered in pencil 36/50, 22.5cm x 16cm, (42cm x 32cm framed). A self-taught artist, Holloway painted multiple self-portraits throughout his life. A copy of this edition is held within the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Pen and ink and wash on paper, 43cm x 29cm, unframed.
Woodcut on paper, from the Schleswig-Holstein Art Calendar 1915, printed by Otto Felsing, 23cm x 16.5cm (42cm x 32cm framed).
Ink and wash on paper, studio stamp (lower right), 29.2cm x 20.3cm, (47cm x 38cm framed).
Watercolour on paper, 32cm x 25cm, (unframed).
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 'W. Zabotin 13' (lower left), 100cm x 75.4cm, framed. The dancer is wearing a black 'Pierot' costume from the Comedia dell'arte.
Red Chalk on paper, studio stamp (bottom right), 49cm x 32cm.
Lithograph printed in colours, on cream wove paper, signed in pencil lower centre, 22.5cm x 21.5cm, (37cm x 36cm framed).
Woodcut on paper, signed 'L. v Hoffmann', in pencil (bottom right), 28cm x 40cm (48cm x 67cm framed).
Woodcut on paper, signed 'L. v Hoffmann', in pencil (bottom right), 28cm x 40cm (plate size). The picture is now framed (48cm x 62cm).