Aux Héros Tombés (1945)


Gouache on paper tapestry design; signed bottom right
In 19th century gilt, laurelled frame

89cm x 75.5cm in the frame


Original tapestry design dedicated to the fallen of the French Resistance. Gouache on paper; signed bottom right. The text roughly translates: “From Warriors according to Hope, according to the Meaning of Life, to Heroes who Fell in Resistance to the Enemy.

The son the painter Charles Picart Le Doux (1881-1959), Le Doux was a French painter and illustrator central to the revival of contemporary tapestry in the post-war years.

Le Doux’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, the record price being 12,851 USD for Les Algues sold at Tajan in 2018.

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