Revelation of the famous Debussy portrait

Painting and music in unison


The most famous portrait of Debussy will be auctioned on October 12! Discover it in all intimacy in the company of the expert Thierry Bodin, at the ADER auction house. Will the work, a unique reflection of the Belle Époque and a declaration of love to music, exceed the estimate of €80,000 / 120,000?

To know

Jacques Emile Blanche was the leading portraitist of the Parisian social scene at the end of the 19th century. With his brush, he put faces to the great names of the Belle Epoque: Stravinsky, Proust, Gide, Cocteau... His meeting with Claude Debussy was far from written since the two artists evolved in very different social circles. Nevertheless, after meeting in a salon, their shared love for music and painting bound them in a sincere friendship. 

Between Blanche, a piano virtuoso, and Debussy, who describes his scores as paintings, painting and music sing in unison. The illustrious portrait of Debussy, painted in 1902, is a precious witness to this. Learn more during a private visit to the Ader auction house thanks to CultureSecrets.

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Thursday, October 7 at 7pm

Up to two reservations per person. 
Your name will be listed at the entrance of the establishment.

Ader Sales House
3 rue Favart, 75002 Paris.
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3 rue Favart, 75002 Paris.