Lot 367
  • 367

Georges Valmier

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
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Description

  • Georges Valmier
  • Femme couchée
  • signed G. Valmier and dated 1924 (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 72.8 by 99.1cm., 28 5/8 by 39in.
signed G. Valmier and dated 1924 (lower right)
oil on canvas
73 by 100cm.

Painted in 1924.

Provenance

Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris (acquired in 1925)
Sale: Rheims, Paris, 16th June 1959, lot 15 
Collection Appel, Paris (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Loudmer, Paris,  24th November 1976, lot 75
Sale: Lombrail, Enghiem-les-Bains, 24th June 1981, lot 8
Sale: Christie's London, 26th June 1990, lot 272

Literature

'Bulletin de l'Effort Moderne', Paris, January 1925, illustrated
Laurence Marceillac,'Thèse inédite', Paris, 1977, no. 63
Denise Bazetoux, Georges Valmier, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1993, no. 89, illustrated p. 59

Condition

The canvas is lined. There are scattered fine lines of craquelure, and UV examination reveals associated thin strokes of inpainting in places scattered throughout the composition. The craquelure is stable and this work is in overall fairly good condition.
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