Lot 43 (Interiors, Homes & Antiques, 29th May 2020)
Josephine Baker - Au Bal Negre, le 12 Fevrier 1927 a 22 heures, artwork by CARON, printed by M. Ducelier Imp. Paris 1927,
Height 78cm x Width 63cm
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