Alice Bailly painting La cantatrice – estimate SFr100,000 at Kornfeld.

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Since then, it has passed by descent to the present owner, who has consigned it to Kornfeld in Bern for the sale on June 17.

Music was an important part of Bailly’s life and was often reflected in her art. Numerous depictions of musicians and singers can be found in her oeuvre. After spending several years in Paris, Bailly moved to Lausanne in 1923, where she lived for the rest of her life. In 1936 she completed a series of murals for the town theatre, a task that so exhausted her that she succumbed to tuberculosis and died two years later.

When Trüssel bought La cantatrice in 1923, he paid SFr1100. The expected price now is SFr100,000.