CHANTAL À LA CORBEILLE DES FRUITS
Signed André Brasilier (lower left); signed A. Brasilier, titled and dated 1965 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
28⅝ by 36¼ in. (65.2 by 92 cm)
Framed: 32⅝ by 40¼ in. (82.9 by 102.2 cm)
Painted in 1965.
Alexis Brasilier has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The canvas is unlined. One half-inch loss to the center of the left edge of the canvas as well as two pindot-sized losses to the pigment on the two pieces of fruit closest to the female figure. Pigment shrinkage to the dark pigment throughout, most notably to the left border of the window on the upper left including minor pindot-sized losses. Additional pigment shrinkage to the dark pigment on the sitter's hair and the blue pigment bordering her face. Under UV light: an uneven layer of varnish is difficult to read through, certain original pigments fluoresce but no inpainting is apparent.
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Findlay Galleries, New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, September 26, 2002, lot 620)
Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, David B. Findlay, André Brasilier, 1965, no. 19