MOÏSE KISLING | JEUNE FILLE
Property from a Private Collection, New Jersey
(1891 - 1953)
Signed Kisling (upper right)
Oil on canvas
16 by 13¼ in. (40.6 by 33.6 cm)
Framed: 28¾ by 25¼ in. (73 by 64 cm)
Painted in 1949.
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 not lined. There is pigment shrinkage in the green and dark red pigments in the background, most notably to the left of the sitter. The canvas is undulating. There is a small fingernail shaped area of paint loss in the sitter's neck. Under UV light, no inpainting is apparent.
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Private Collection, United States (acquired from the artist in 1950)
Thence by descent
Jean Kisling, Kisling, vol. II, Turin, 1982, no. 240, illustrated p. 161