FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
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Property from a Private South American Collection

FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from a Private South American Collection

FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:30,000USD
(3 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Private South American Collection

FÉLIX LABISSE

(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.

Condition Report

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.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. 

Provenance

Dr. A. Boutin, Cavalaire-sur-Mer

Sale: Pays de Fayence Enchères & Estimations, Montauroux, France, June 26, 2011, lot 50

Acquired at the above sale

Literature

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

Exhibited

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. 

FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
Property from a Private South American Collection
FÉLIX LABISSE | LA FILLE PRODIGUE
Lot Closed