An important oil on canvas of R. Lalique by his artist daughter Suzanne...

R. Lalique oil painting:

This well documented painting of Ms' R. Lalique at his desk working with an Albert vase in the foreground and a Molsheim drinking glass by his side. This is by his artist daughter *Suzanne Lalique, signed and dated 1931.

It is oil on canvas on its original stretcher and framed in period. It comes with a full history and provenance with letters of authenticity.

Subject: A Portrait of René Lalique by Suzanne Lalique (1931) Oil on canvas 28.1/4 x 34.1/2 in. (71.6 x 87.6 cm.) framed Signed Suzanne Lalique 1931.

The granddaughter of ornemantalist sculptor Auguste Ledru (1837-1918), daughter of René Lalique (1860-1945) and wife of Paul Burty-Haviland, a photographer from the famous porcelain family, Suzanne Lalique-Haviland (Dedovere) rose to the heights of her names and the artistic legacy she received.

With exhibitions staged at the Paris Salon etc. René Jules Lalique was a French glass designer known for his creations of glass art, perfume bottles, vases, jewellery, chandeliers, clocks and automobile hood ornaments.

Wikipedia Born: 6 April 1860, Ay, France Died: 5 May 1945, Paris, France.

Period: Art Nouveau & Art Deco. Spouse(s): Marie-Louise Lambert; Alice Ledru (1870-1909), his second wife. Courtesy Christie's Auction House, London: In 1892, Lalique had a daughter by his second wife, whom they named Suzanne.

Suzanne became an accomplished designer and painter in her own right, without any formal art training. Growing up as close to the great Lalique as one can get, was all the training required.

Her vase designs cover two pages in the R. Lalique Catalogue Raisonne, and her paintings and decorative arts are now spread around the world.

At least two Lalique production vases were designed by Suzanne Lalique; the vases Sophora and Penthievre. She also created great porcelain designs for Haviland during the last half of the 1920’s and into the early 1930’s, and she is credited with having painted in 1931, the ONLY recorded portrait of Ms' Lalique created late in his life (the one here).

And of esoteric interest to both historians and stemware collectors, is the SH monogram which graces the stemware set monogrammed in the R. Lalique Catalogue Raisonne.

These are the stems that start at #5042 on Page 831 of the 2004 edition. These stems were sold in minimum orders of 100 pieces.

But for the big order, Lalique et Cie would put your own monogram on each stem. That’s probably how they figured out the name for this design apparently, Suzanne Haviland was an early customer.

Rare objects pertaining to the life and work of the brand's founder René Lalique.

Of particular note to collectors of Lalique's work will be this portrait of the founder at work painted by his daughter Suzanne in 1931.

Provenance: Commissioned by Miss Jessie Boot, collection of The Hon Marjorie Holman, Lord Trent, collection of Mary-Lou Utt, sold by Sotheby's New York, 11th June 1993 Lot No. 381 for the collection of Mr Joel Shapiro. Purchased at Christie's London, 14th November 2017 Lot No. 48 for the collection of G.G. Weiner for The Lalique Mascot Collectors' Club.

Sold by Gorringe's Auction House, Lewes, Sussex, 6th September 2018 Lot No. 60 for £24,000 (all-in) to Lalique dealer Benjamin Gastaud. Re-purchased from him by Geoffrey George Weiner on 20th February 2021 for the sum of Euros 25,000 (all-in with the Artists Rights).

It is now on a semi-permanent load to the Lalique Museum in France. Suzanne Lalique's work recorded and listed by the *Musée Lalique, Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace, France on their Time Line.

See it mentioned, listed and illustrated in these books by Felix Marchilac, P. Bayer, M. Waller, The Art of René Lalique, Unique Lalique Mascots by G.G. Weiner (Vol. 3).

*This painting is on semi-permanent loan to the museum courtesy of The G.G. Weiner Collection. Images courtesy Christie's and Gorringe's auction houses together with The James Carry Photographic Studio, Brighton, Sussex, England. -

 
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