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Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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Françoise Gilot
B.1921
PORTRAIT OF CLAIRE AS HARLEQUIN
signed F. Gilot (lower right); titled PORTRAIT OF CLAIRE as Harlequin (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
61 x 50,5 cm; 24 x 19 7/8 in.
Painted in 1956.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Françoise Gilot and it is registered in the artist’s archives.

Provenance

Private collection, United States (acquired directly from the artist)

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1956, this portrait of Claire Roy, wife of the poet and art essayist, Claude Roy, is an example of Françoise Gilot's more classical and figurative style. Claire and Claude Roy remained among the few loyal supporter of Gilot after she left Picasso in 1953. The label from Galerie Louise Leiris (inventory No. 06624) on the stretcher bars suggests that this portrait was created early in 1956, prior to Gilot's late spring journey to Tunisia.

Art Impressionniste et Moderne

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