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Félix Vallotton
1865 - 1925
FEMME COUCHÉE, 1905

Provenance

Druet, Paris, no. 6325 (Le repos), (direct from the artist 1909)
Gustave Kahn, Paris
Vente Me Rheims, Paris
Alphonse Kann, Paris
Confiscated from the above by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg in occupied Paris in October 1940 (inv. no. Ka 1057)
Slated for transport to Nikolsburg in the German Reich on the 1st August 1944, but the train never left Paris
Restituted to Alphonse Kann on the 11th July 1947
Galerie Charpentier, 12th May 1950, no. 41 (Le repos)
Rodrigues-Henriques, Paris, no. 308 (purchased at the above sale)
Vente Me Loudmer, Paris, Drouot, 8th December 1986, no. 49
Galerie Vallotton, Lausanne, no. 12959 (purchased at the above sale)
Marianne Vallotton, Pully
Claude Vallotton, Pully
Estate Claude Vallotton, Pully
Christie’s, Zurich, 21st March 2000, no. 108
Corporate collection, Switzerland

Exhibited

(?)Nantes, Société des amis des arts de Nantes, 1908, no. 611 (Femme couchée)
Zurich, Künstlerhaus, Félix Vallotton. Paris, 1909, no. 44 (Femme couchée)
Paris, (?), 1926, no. 9, ill (Le repos)
Paris, Galerie Druet, Félix Vallotton 1865-1925, 1935, no. 7
Paris, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Les Indépendants de 1905 à 1909. Société des artistes indépendants. 79e exposition, 1968, no. 101
Lausanne, Galerie Vallotton, Félix Vallotton et la Russie, 1987, no. 6
Lausanne, Galerie Vallotton, Maîtres suisses et français des XIXe et XXe siècles, 1987, no. 107
London, JPL Fine Arts, Félix Vallotton 1865-1925. Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Woodcuts, 1989, no. 7
Basel, Galerie Bodenschatz, Félix Edouard Vallotton 1865-1925. Peintures, gravures, sculptures, dessins, 1996
Payerne, Musée de Payerne, Félix Vallotton / Emile Chambon, 1998,
Lausanne, Galerie Vallotton, Exposition en l’honneur du 10e anniversaire de l’antenne romande de l’ISEA, 1998, no. 11

Literature

Catalogue des photographies Druet, (ca. 1910), p. 241, no. 7804 (Le repos du modèle)
Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, Félix Vallotton 1865-1925. II. Der Maler, Zurich 1928, pl. XVII (Akt auf Ruhebett)
Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler, Félix Vallotton et ses amis, Paris 1936, fig. 82 (Petite femme couchée sur un drap blanc)
Didier Romand, En vogue: Félix Vallotton, in: „Le Spectacle du monde“, Paris 1974, p. 96
Vente Me Loudmer, exhibition catalogue, Drouot, 8th December 1986, no. 49, ill.
Félix Vallotton et la Russie, exhibition catalogue, Lausanne 1987, no. 6, ill.
Maîtres suisses et français des XIXe et XXe siècles, exhibition catalogue, Lausanne 1987, no. 107, ill.
Félix Vallotton 1865-1925. Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Woodcuts, exhibition catalogue, London 1989, no. 7, p. 11, ill.
Schweizer Kunst, exhibition catalogue, Christie’s, Zurich, 21st March 2000, no. 108, ill.
Marina Ducrey with collaboration of Katia Poletti, Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), L’oeuvre peint, catalogue raisonné, Milan/Lausanne/Zurich 2005, vol. II, p. 350, no. 570, ill. (in colour) 

 

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts a reclining Odalisque, historically considered as a white concubine, part of the harem of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Odalisques were a popular motif in orientalist painting of the 19th century, painters such as Jean-August-Dominique Ingres and François Boucher extensively treated the subject. Edouard Manet’s depiction of a courtesan in Olympia caused a great uproar at the time and to this day is considered one of the greatest scandals in art history. Likewise, Félix Vallotton’s nudes were the subject of controversy at the beginning of the 20th century.

Dargestellt ist eine liegende Odaliske, was historisch eine hellhäutige Konkubine bedeutet, die zum persönlichen Dienst im Harem des Sultans im Osmanischen Reich zählte. In der Malerei des Orientalismus des 19. Jahrhunderts war die Wiedergabe von Odalisken ein beliebtes Motiv, welches von Malern wie Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres und François Boucher bildnerisch thematisiert wurde. Edouard Manets Darstellung einer Kurtisane im Gemälde Olympia führte zu einem der grössten Skandale der damaligen Kunstgeschichte. Auch Vallottons Aktbilder verursachten zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts kontroverse Diskussionen.

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