This reproduction by Yves Melcher, one of Mourlot's master printer who had worked with Laurencin in the 1930's at the Mourlot Studio, is of the painting by Marie Laurencin entitled "Le Baiser" from 1927. The original painting was purchased by, and is now located in the Musee Marie Laurencin in Tokyo.
Born out of wedlock, Marie Laurencin’s Creole mother ensured that she had a middle-class education. She, however, chose to devote herself to art and enrolled in the Ecole de Manufacture de Sèvres (a state-run porcelain factory), where she learned to paint on porcelain.
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