Les Derniers Survivants (The Last Survivors) by Jean Routier

Les Derniers Survivants (The Last Survivors) by Jean Routier

Les Derniers Survivants (The Last Survivors)

Jean Routier

Title

Les Derniers Survivants (The Last Survivors)

 
Artist
Year
1947  
Technique
ink and watercolor 
Image Size
8 x 6 1/2" paper and image 
Signature
signed in ink, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
Each subject is identified in black ink; titled in the image, lower left in brown; annotated in black ink: "tres sympathiquement /a S.Ex le General Dimitri d Osnobichine / Le 13 Avril 1947. Tour de Paques Russe." 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
7776 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

A group of 16 portraits by 20th century French artist/illustrator Jean Routier, from a San Francisco estate which included many items related to General Dimitri d'Osnobichine, who was also an artist.

It depicts d'Osnobichine greeting: J.P. Besson (impersonating General Maréchal Canrobert); gastronome Curnonski (Pierre Troisgros); illustrator Pierre V. Robiquet (1879-?); painter Henri Robert Blot (1881-1948); painter Henri Callot (1875-1956); illustrator/metalsmith Pierre Falize (1876-1953); illustrator Guy Arnoux (1890-1951); Jean (Joë) Hamman (1883-1974), an illustrator that also worked as a cowboy and actor in the U.S.; painter Lucien-Victor Guirand de Scevola (1871-1950); painter Pierre Prunier (1875-?); illustrator Joseph P. Pinchon (1871-1953); the artist, Jean Routier and critic André Warnod (1885-1960). The General's son Nicolas d'Obachine and his wife are depicted.

This appears to be a memorial reception, perhaps for the General's wife since Routier offers his sympathies.