TAMARA DE LEMPICKA | FEMME ASSISE AU COL ROULÉ (I) & CROQUIS, NU ASSIS (II): A PAIR
Property from the Collection of Ann Gardner Luce
TAMARA DE LEMPICKA
1898 - 1980
FEMME ASSISE AU COL ROULÉ (I) & CROQUIS, NU ASSIS (II): A PAIR
(I) Stamped twice with the atelier stamp (lower left)
(II) Signed T.de Lempicka (lower right)
Pencil on paper
(I) 11⅛ by 9½ in. (30.8 by 24.1 cm)
(II) 10⅝ by 8¼ in. (27 by 21 cm)
Framed (each): 19¼ by 15⅜ in. (48.9 by 39.1 cm)
(I) Executed circa 1926.
(II) Executed circa 1929.
Femme au col roulé: The medium is pencil on paper. The sheet is hinged to the mat backing at two points along the top edge verso. There is a repaired tear 3/4 of the length of the work, at 1 in. from the left edge beginning at the bottom. This is visible from the back of the sheet, but barely from the front. The edges have a gentle deckle. There is some soft darkening to the sheet from light exposure. There are a few very minor, flattened creases in the upper left extreme corner. The work presents very well.
Croquis, Nu assis:
The medium is pencil on paper. The sheet is hinged to the mat backing at two points along the top edge, verso. The left edge has large perforation holes in keeping with being taken from a notebook. There are soft creases in the lower left corner and upper right quadrant as well as some small minor handling creases scattered. There is a very small nick in the extreme right edge, about 2 inches from the top corner. The work presents very well.
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Acquired by 1989
(I) Alain Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, catalogue raisonné, 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. A. 89, illustrated p. 454
(II) Alain Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, catalogue raisonné, 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. A. 117, illustrated p. 462