FÉLIX LABISSE | SANS TITRE (NU ASSIS DANS LES DUNES)
Property from a Private Collection, Texas
1905 - 1982
SANS TITRE (NU ASSIS DANS LES DUNES)
Signed Labisse. (lower right)
Oil on canvas
27⅝ by 25½ in. (70.3 by 64.8 cm)
Framed: 28⅛ by 30⅛ in. (71.4 by 76.5 cm)
Painted circa 1931.
The canvas is unlined. Artist's pinholes at the lower right and upper left corners. Scattered accretions throughout; The canvas is slightly dirty. A horizontal stretcher bar mark runs across the canvas. The colors present nicely and the texture of the canvas is multi-faceted and well-preserved. Under UV light: No inpainting is apparent. This work is in good condition. There is a 2 inch stain to the canvas on its verso.
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The French Surrealist painter Félix Labisse was born in the North of France, but spent much of his adult life between Paris and Belgium. Heavily influenced by the Belgian painter James Ensor, Labisse's Surrealist paintings often depict fantastical creatures. The present work reflects Labisse's love for the coastline as well as his interest in mythological female subjects.