Lot 396
  • 396

BALTHUS | Paysage de Monte Calvello

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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Description

  • Balthus
  • Paysage de Monte Calvello
  • signed with the artist's monogram (lower right)
  • pencil on papier peau d'éléphant
  • 70 by 99.5cm., 27 1/2 by 39 1/8 in.
  • Drawn in 1978.

Provenance

Private Collection, Rome (sale: Christie's, London, 5th February 2004, lot 427)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Rome, Centro Culturale Francese, Balthus, 1989, no. 45
Rossinière, Switzerland, Fondation Balthus, La Magie du Paysage, 2006
Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Balthus, 100e anniversaire, 2008, no. 81, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Virginie Monnier, Balthus, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre complet, Paris, 1999, no. D1405, illustrated p. 384 

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the backing board along the upper and lower edges with tape. The surface is slightly undulating and there are two minor losses to the upper edge, as well as some minor paper skinning to the left part of the upper edge. There is a very pale band of mount staining along all four edges, not visible when framed. This work is in overall good condition.
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