Property from an American Private Collection
1878 - 1956
signed Blanche Lazzell and dated 1924 (lower left); also dated again and inscribed COMPOSITION/L'HOTE CLASS/PARIS (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
23 ½ by 28 ¼ inches
(59.7 by 71.8 cm)
The work is unlined and tacked to the original stretchers. The canvas is slightly slack on its stretcher and retains a natural ripple. Under UV: there appear to be scattered small spots and fine lines of inpaint in the outer margins with some additional pindots and small spots in the body of the work.
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Sold: Christie's East, New York, June 15, 2000, lot 255
[with]Babcock Galleries, New York
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
(probably) Acquired by the present owner from the above
New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, The Modern Figure, April - June 2001