Tamara de Lempicka

Sa Tristesse

signed DE LEMPITZKY. and dated 1923 (lower left)

oil on canvas

45¼ by 28½ in.

114.9 by 72.4 cm.

Executed in 1923.

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Tamara de Lempicka
Sa Tristesse

signed DE LEMPITZKY. and dated 1923 (lower left)

oil on canvas

45¼ by 28½ in.

114.9 by 72.4 cm.

Executed in 1923.

Provenance

Judith Wertheim Bookman, New York (acquired as a gift from the artist in 1924)

Acquired by descent from the above in 1979 to the present owner

Exhibition

Paris, Salon des Indépendants, 1924, no. 1832, p. 144

Milan, Bottega di Poesia, Tamara de Lempicka, 1925, no. 1, p. 13

Paris, Salon d'Automne, 1926, n.n.

Rome, Complesso del Vittoriano, Tamara de Lempicka: La regina del moderno, 2011, no. 13, pp. 136-37, illustrated in color, and p. 386 (titled Portrait de Ira P. (Sa tristesse))

Pinacothèque de Paris, Tamara de Lempicka: la Reine de l'Art déco, 2013, no. 27, n.p., illustrated in color, p. 223 (titled Portrait de Mme. P. (Sa Tristesse))

Literature

Constantin Stifter, 9 clichés, Archives de l'auteur, 1923

Tamara de Lempicka, Album-photos annoté, Houston, 1923, no. 11, illustrated

Marc Vaux, Fonds Lempicka, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1972, no. 11, illustrated

Desage, "Les envois de Mme Sempitzky aux Indépendants," Arlequin, Paris, June 1924, p. 21, illustrated

Edouard Woroniecki, "Paryski Salon Jesienny w 1926 roku," Swiat, Poland, no. 50, 11 December 1926, p. 6, illustrated and pp. 7-8 (titled Portret)

Kizette de Lempicka-Foxhall and Charles Phillips, Passion by Design: The Art and Times of Tamara de Lempicka, New York, 1987, n.n., p. 48, illustrated (titled Portrait of Madame P. and dated 1923-24)

Ellen Thormann, Tamara de Lempicka: Kunstkritik und Künstlerinnen in Paris, Berlin, 1993, no. 3, p. 206 (titled Portrat von Madame P. and dated 1923-24)

Gioia Mori, Tamara de Lempicka: Paris 1920-1938, Florence, 1994, no. 15, p. 114, illustrated and p. 228, illustrated (titled Portrait de Madame P.)

Alain Blondel, Lempicka, Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. B.30, p. 106, illustrated and p. 522

Kizette de Lempicka-Foxhall and Charles Phillips, Passion by Design: The Art and Times of Tamara de Lempicka (revised edition), New York, 2020, p. 55, illustrated in color