Property from a Private European Collection
1891 - 1953
BOUQUET DE FLEURS
signed Kisling and dated 1951 (upper right)
painted in 1951
oil on canvas
28¾ by 23½ in.
73 by 60 cm.
This work is in very good condition. The colors are bright and fresh. There is slight craquelure mainly on the green background below the flowers to the left of the vase as well as on the pink carnations. There is one tiny speck of paint loss on the purple petal on the right of the bouquet and on the pink carnation on the top left. A few very tiny scattered retouches in florals are apparent when viewed under ultra violet light.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sale: Christie’s Tel Aviv, April 10, 1999, lot 48
Purchased from the above by the present owner
Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, p. 279, no. 244, illustrated
“The paintings exhibited by Kisling appear to be in bloom, a symphony of live and pure colors. They bring us the pleasure, the joy of living that we so badly need. Kisling's art is unadorned, simplified. The painter knows how to leave out the superfluous, the useless. All in his paintings is clear, sharp, neat, animated by a taste for vivid coloring which he probably owes to his native Poland, together with a marvelous sense of colors. He expresses himself in difficult harmonies, dangerous, but which he knows how to orchestrate with an astonishing sureness.” (Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, Paris, 1995, vol. III, pp. 30-31, translated from the French)