Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 635

Foussa Itaya (b. 1919), Woman with Butterflies, O/C

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Property from a Savannah, Georgia Estate


Foussa Itaya (Japan/France, b. 1919), Woman with Butterflies, Oil on Canvas, 1961, signed and inscribed 'Paris, 1961' lower right, depicting a woman with butterflies against a pale purple ground, in a giltwood frame. Frame size: 27 1/4 in. x 24 in.

Foussa Itaya studied art at the School of Beaux Arts in his native Japan. He exhibited at the Salon Nikakai before travelling to Paris to continue his work. Itaya’s paintings have been exhibited at the Drouant-David Gallery, Carnegie Hall, and the Japanese embassy in France.

Measurements: Height: by sight 21 1/4 in. x Width: 17 3/4 in.


Good condition, minor craquelure, small losses to paint upper right quadrant.

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