Property from a Private South American Collection
(1905 - 1982)
LA FILLE PRODIGUE
Signed Labisse. (lower left); signed Labisse and titled (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
32 by 23¾ in. (81 by 60.3 cm)
Painted in 1943.
This work is not framed. The canvas is unlined. Very faint stretcher marks are visible around the perimeter and running horizontally across the composition. The surface is slightly dirty and is covered with an uneven layer of varnish. Under UV light: Scattered and minor spots of possible inpainting are visible including within the figure's hair and in the upper right as well as on the shore of the water to the right of the tree branch at lower left. The work is in good condition.
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Dr. A. Boutin, Cavalaire-sur-Mer
Sale: Pays de Fayence Enchères & Estimations, Montauroux, France, June 26, 2011, lot 50
Acquired at the above sale
Robert Desnos, Félix Labisse, Paris, 1945
Georges Poisson, La Femme dans la peinture française moderne, Paris, 1955
Georges Bataille, Les Larmes d'Eros, Paris, 1961
Jean-Jacques Pauvert, ed., Dictionnaire de sexologie, vol. V, Paris, 1962
Patrick Waldberg, Le Surréalisme, Geneva, 1962
Henry Rider Haggard, Lei, Milan, 1966
Roland Villeneuve, Fétichisme et amour, Paris, 1968
Patrick Waldberg, Félix Labisse, Brussels, 1970, illustrated p. 76
Jean-Jacques Pauvert, ed., Dictionnaire de sexologie, vol. V, Paris, 1972
Isy Brachot, Labisse, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, 1927-79, Brussels, 1979, no. 163, illustrated p. 91
Paris, Salon des Tuileries, 1945, n.n.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Jeune peinture française, 1945, n.n.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Félix Labisse, 1953, n.n.
Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Félix Labisse, 1953, n.n.
Knokke, Knokke Casino, Félix Labisse: Exposition Rétrospective, 1960, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Félix Labisse, 1973, no. 29, illustrated in the catalogue
Oostende, Casino-Kursaal, Labisse: 50 Years of Painting, 1979, n.n.