Lot 190
  • 190

TSUGUHARU FOUJITA | Portrait d'enfant au chat

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Foujita, Tsuguharu -- Albert Fournier
  • Portrait d'enfant au chat
  • Signed Foujita and dated 1952 (lower right)
  • Oil on paper laid down on canvas
  • 9 1/2 by 7 5/8 in.
  • 24.1 by 19.4 cm
  • Painted in 1952.

Provenance

Paul Pétridès, Paris
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above on April 21, 1953)
Thence by descent

Condition

The canvas is not lined. The surface is slightly dirty. There is a one nailhead sized area of pigment loss in the lower left corner. There is some slight discoloration around all four edges, from a previous framing. Under UV inspection, no retouching is apparent. The work is in good condition.
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Catalogue Note

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné by Sylvie Buisson.
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