"Ladies of yesteryear" series

« Julie the Datura Lady »

oil on canvas (39,37 x 39,37 in)

4500 €
« Beautiful star to whom I owe my being and my beauty, Adds immortality I’m not the same brightness and I’m so beautiful; Prevents time from erasing my colours: Give me Julie’s beautiful forehead for my throne; And, if this happy man be allied to my glory, I will be the queen of flowers. »
Pierre Corneille.
« Lady with jewels n°2 »

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

3800 €

« The lady of the castle showed us: these laces,

these dresses, these ribbons, these satin shoes;

These rings, these perfumes that make the ugly beautiful

and which would look so good on me all the more so on me.

What are you saying, my poor Théréson?

-What! am I not better than this bride,

Marquise but shady eye and deviated waist,

And shouldn’t we put, for good measure,

My fichus on her neck, her necklaces on mine? »

Louise Colet
« Lady with hat »

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

2700 €
« But where are the snows of yesteryear?»
François Villon
« Lady of yesteryear » 

oil on canvas  (59 x 39 in)

6500 €
« The White Queen like a lily singing with her mermaid’s voice. »
François Villon
« Lady with jewels » n°1

oil on canvas (39,37 x 27,56 in)

4800 €

« Your eyes, where nothing reveals

anything sweet or bitter,

are two cold jewels where

gold mingles with iron. »

« Le serpent qui danse »  Charles Baudelaire
« Springtime » 

oil on canvas  (16 x 13 in)

1800 €

« The time for the most beautiful things
Likes to make an affront,
And will wilt your roses
As he wrinkled my forehead. »

Pierre  Corneille
« Autumn » 

oil on canvas  (16 x 13 in)

1800 €

« Marquise, if my face

A few slightly old features,

Remember at my age

You won’t be much better. »

Pierre Corneille

« Lady in satin and sapphire »  

oil on canvas (39,37 x 27,56 in)

4800 €
Your eyes have lost their smile
« Lady with red hair »

acrylic on canvas  (39,37 x 39,37 in)

3200 €

« This allegory of misfortune: the hand like a slap in the face of nothingness, the red lacquered hair like real blood. »

Yann Queffélec