Property from the Estate of Bernard Chappard
1874 - 1949
TÊTE DE FEMME
Signed J. Torres García (upper left) and dated 28 (upper right)
Oil on cardboard mounted on panel
16⅛ by 12¼ in. (41 by 31.2 cm)
Framed: 18⅜ by 14¼ in. (46.7 by 36.2 cm)
Painted in 1928.
This work is in very good condition overall, taking its age into account. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. A varnish is present. Under ultraviolet light inspection, two spots of inpainting become apparent at the extreme upper center edge.
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Estate of the artist Manolita Piña de Torres-García, Montevideo (by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above
Montevideo, Museo Torres-García, Joaquín Torres-García, 1958, no. 9
Caracas, Galería Siete Siete, Joaquín Torres-García, época de Paris 1926-1932, 1980, no. 3, illustrated in color
José María Podestá, J. Torres-García, Buenos Aires, 1946, illustrated in color plate XVII
Removedor, Montevideo, no. 17, 1947, illustrated in color n.p.
Adolfo Maslach, Joaquín Torres-García: sol y luna del arcano, Caracas 1998, no. 163, detail illustrated in color p. 346
This work is included in the Joaquín Torres García Online Catalogue Raisonné (www.torresgarcia.com) as no. 1928.09.