Property from a Private Collection in Europe
1891 - 1953
VASE OF TULIPS
signed Kisling (top right)
painted in 1948
oil on canvas
21⅝ by 18⅛ in.
55 by 46 cm.
Overall this work is in very good condition. There are a few scattered spots of retouching mainly on the orange petals. There is one speck of paint loss by the bottom right corner. This work is not relined.
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.
Oscar Ghez, Geneva
Sale: Sotheby's Tel Aviv, May 31, 1990, lot 7
Purchased from the above by the present owner
Jean Kisling, Kisling, Turin, 1971, vol. I, p. 243, no. 100, illustrated
Quoted in Fraternité, Paris in 1945, around the year this work was created, Waldemar George describes Kisling's works and notes: "Beautiful coloring, as dense as enamel, a design of a Persan illuminator who might have known Ingres, a strange intelligence of beings, such are the distinctive traits of Kisling." (Jean Kisling, Kisling, 1891-1953, Turin, 1982, vol. II, p. 57).