'Rue de Paris' by Léonard Tusguharu Foujita – €137,000 (£124,545) at Tajan.

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The trio – an oil on canvas and two works in watercolour and ink on paper – came from a Parisian collection and had been acquired by the vendor’s parents in Algeria in the early 1950s.

The painting Rue de Paris, 1952, in oil on canvas laid on panel, was signed and dated lower left and measured 13 x 9¼in (32.5 x 23.5cm). It realised €137,000 (£124,545) against an €80,000- 120,000 guide.

The two watercolours depicting a mother and child and a young girl shown in profile holding a flower were both signed and inscribed Paris and measured 9 x 7in (22.5 x 17.5cm) and 8 x 5½in (20 x 14cm) respectively.

Mother and Child realised €54,000/£49,090 (estimate €50,000- 70,000) while the portrait of the young girl, which was guided at €40,000-60,000, went for €48,000 (£43,635).

The sale took place on July 21.