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(1891 - 1953)


Signed Kisling (lower left)

Oil on canvas

16 by 32⅛ in. (40.7 by 81.6 cm)

Framed: 24⅛ by 40 in. (61.3 by 101.6 cm)

Painted in 1938. 

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 has been lined with wax. The extreme edges of the canvas have been taped. Faint scattered lines of cracking are visible, most notably near the figure's chest as well as at her hips and above her knees. Frame abrasion is apparent to the left bottom and right edges. Under UV light: a thick layer of varnish is difficult to read through, though some very fine lines of inpainting are visible within the aforementioned line of cracking at the figure's upper hip as well as in the area above the figure's knees. The work is in overall good condition.

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Miami Museum of Modern Art, Miami

Sale: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 19, 1965, lot 210

Private Collection, United States (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, New York, November 9, 2000, lot 213)

Private Collection (acquired at the above sale and sold: MacDougall's, London, November 28, 2005, lot 40)

Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Joseph Kessel & Jean Kisling, Kisling 1891-1953, vol. I, Turin, 1971, no. 84, illustrated p. 298