TAMARA DE LEMPICKA
Polish, 1898 - 1980
CLOISTER IN TUSCANY
signed LEMPICKA. lower right
oil on canvas
35 by 27cm., 13¾ by 10½in.
framed: 50 by 42cm., 19¾ by 16½in.
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The canvas has not been lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher.
There is some isolated raised craquelure in the centre of the composition - however it appears stable. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some uneven fluorescence which could be associated to the artist's pigments.
The signature appears to be superimposed on a pencil signature.
This work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a simple gilt frame.
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Michel Georges-Michel, Paris (by 1961)
Galerie Art-Mel, Paris (label on reverse)
Private collection, Paris (by 1996)
Alain Blondel, Lempicka, catalogue raisonné, 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, p. 404, no. B. 433, catalogued & illustrated
Painted circa 1961.