FRANCIS PICABIA | CHAPELLE À SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
(1879 - 1953)
CHAPELLE À SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Signed Francis Picabia (lower left)
Oil on board
13¾ by 9½ in. (34.9 by 24.1 cm)
Framed: 20¼ by 15¾ in. (51.4 by 40 cm)
Painted circa 1938.
The board is sound, with some very minor wear to the corners. The pigments are slightly dirty and there are lines of craquelure to the areas of thicker impasto. Under UV light: strokes of inpainting to the sky surrounding the top of the church steeple and below the central foliage of the tree. An additional pindot stroke to the sky at center left. An additional possible stroke of inpainting to the lower right corner. This work is in good condition.
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Paul Reynaud, Paris (acquired circa 1939)
Private Collection, France (by descent from the above and sold: Christie's, London, March 1, 2017, lot 466)
Acquired at the above sale
William A. Camfield, Beverly Calté, Candace Clements, Arnaud Pierre & Pierre Calté, Francis Picabia, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, New Haven & London, 2019, no. 1486, illustrated in color p. 386