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Marie Laurencin
1885 - 1956
TÊTE DE FEMME
signed and dated 1926
pencil and crayon on paper
34 by 25.1cm.; 13 3/8 by 9 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Leicester Galleries, London, where acquired by Laurence Olivier, 28th December 1943

Literature

Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 23, Guest’s Bedroom Blue, 'A ditto (crayon) Head of a Lady, by Marie Lauseane (sic), framed and glazed’, (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London THM/433/6/1).

Catalogue Note

Marie Laurencin was a French painter, printmaker and stage designer. A member of the Parisian avant-garde, she knew and worked alongside both Braque and Picasso in the early 20th Century, going on to develop her own very individual style. She is best known for her sensitively rendered portraits, such as the present work.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London