Property from a Private South American Collection
(1905 - 1982)
Signed Labisse. (lower left); signed Labisse, dated 1974 and titled (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
28¾ by 19⅝ in. (73 by 50 cm)
Painted in 1974.
This work is not framed. The canvas is unlined. The work is covered in an uneven layer of varnish which is slightly yellowed in a couple of places. There are some minor abrasions within the tree branches, primarily at lower left but also at upper right, to the right of the figures head; there is also a small horizontal abrasion to the right of her right cheek. The surface is slightly dirty. Under UV light: the uneven layer of varnish is difficult to read through. The associated area within the branches of the lower left and lower right fluoresce darkly. This work is in good condition.
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Dr. Van Eyck, Brussels
Sale: De Vuyst, Lokeren, March 14, 2009, lot 603
Acquired at the above sale
Isy Brachot, Labisse, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, 1927-79, Brussels, 1979, no. 666, illustrated p. 336
Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Les 400 coups du diable, 1975, n.n.