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Jules Grun, once a student of Jean Baptiste Guillemet's, was a French
painter from the turn of the century. Thanks to his talent, Grun
not only participated in the Salon des Artistes Francais, but also
served as a member of the Salon committee as well as a jury member for
a museum. In addition to being an accomplished painter, Grun also
produced advertisement posters. Some of his best-known work
includes the poster for Monaco's "Exposition et Concours de Canots
Automobiles" and a decorative signpost for the Paris Tavern. His
works can be seen in numerous locations including the Lisieux Museum in
This particular pastel was created for Mrs.
Margaine-Lacroix as the white text on it indicates: "To Mrs.
Margaine-Lacroix after one of her creations." Margaine-Lacroix was a
well-recognized clothing designer from the Belle Epoque. This
particular period was a time during which Paris was the center for
arts, and a time of peace and financial stability allowing for the
development of fashion in all social classes.
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