Lot 148
  • 148

André Lhote

60,000 - 80,000 USD
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  • André Lhote
  • Arlequin
  • Signed A. Lhote. (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas


Muriel & Bassett Wilson, London (acquired directly from the artist)
Galerie Urban, Paris
Acquired from the above in 1976 and thence by descent

Catalogue Note

By the turn of the twentieth century the Harlequin had become a ubiquitous figure in popular culture and a favorite subject of Cubist artists. Much like the Harlequins of Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, the easily-identifiable checkered costume in the present work provides the ideal surface on which the artist can pursue his early experimentation with color and shape.