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(1891 - 1953)


Signed Kisling (upper right)

Oil on canvas

21¾ by 18¼ in. (55.3 by 46.3 cm)

Framed: 29½ by 26 in. (74.9 by 66 cm)

Painted in 1930. 

To be included in the Volume IV et Additifs aux Tomes I, II, et III of the Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre de Moïse Kisling currently being prepared by Jean Kisling and Marc Ottavi.

The canvas is unlined. The canvas is slightly buckled at the bottom right corner. Minor frame abrasion is apparent to the extreme top and bottom edges. The surface is dirty creating some uneven disturbances to its overall presentation. This work would benefit greatly and these minor disturbances would be eliminated with a light professional cleaning. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent. Overall the work is in very good condition. 

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Etienne Surjous, Marseille (acquired circa 1930s)

Private Collection, France (by descent from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, May 3, 2006, lot 368)

Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Jean Kisling, Kisling, 1891-1953, vol. III, Paris, 1995, no. 64, illustrated p. 377