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Manufacturer: Jacques Potin
Jacques Potin "Les Parasols Rouges" lithograph. Potin was born in 1920. A very similar but smaller 11 x 13¾ in. (27.9 x 35 cm.), unframed painting was Lot 66 at a Christie's 2008 auction. This lithograph itself measures 20 inches wide x 14 3/4 inches high. The mat is 4" wide and the frame measures 27 inches x 22 inches. The lower left is artist-signed "Epreuve d'artste" (Artist's Proof) and the lower right Jacques Potin in pencil.

The back has the title, the word Lithographie in French and the artist's signature. On the stretcher is a piece of green paper with "Lithograph, Detruit, Paris" and a red paper star attached to it. Now "detruit" means destroyed in French, so not sure to what the "detruit" refers. Also, there is a paper label of the framer Lexington Gallery in New York City as well as the Skinner Gallery label which states 1378 Lot !5. That is where I purchased it in 1991 for $275.00. It is in good shape though the frame bottom corners seem a bit loose but that is how I purchased it at Skinner's.

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