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  Lot 831


Accordéoniste et femmes 1921
stamped with signature Pascin (Lugt 2014a, lower right) and with the atelier stamp (Lugt 2014b), and inscribed Lucy Krohg (lower right); inscribed Per Krohg, Lucy & Hermine (on the reverse)
26.5 x 43 cm (10 1/2 x 17 in)

Lucy Krohg (née Vidil) was a central figure in the école de Paris working as a model for Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet and Pascin, with whom she had a long romantic attachment. Despite their relationship, Lucy went on to marry the Norwegian painter Per Krohg in 1915 and Pascin married Hermine David in 1918. Pascin rekindled his romance with Lucy in 1921 and later that year his relationship with Hermine David ended. A habitual alcoholic and depressive, Pascin committed suicide in 1930 just as his first major solo exhibition at Galerie Georges Petit in Paris was opening. Pascin's estate was divided between Hermine David and Lucy Krogh.

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