MOÏSE KISLING | NU COUCHÉ DANS LES FEUILLAGES, ST. TROPEZ
40,000 - 60,000 USD
(1891 - 1953)
NU COUCHÉ DANS LES FEUILLAGES, ST. TROPEZ
Signed Kisling and dated 1918 (lower left); signed M. Kisling, dated Juin 1918 and inscribed St. Tropez (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
23¾ by 28⅞ in. (60.3 by 73.3 cm)
Framed: 33½ by 38⅜ in. (85.1 by 97.5 cm)
Painted in St. Tropez in June 1918.
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 and slightly buckled at the upper right corner. There are a few losses around the extreme perimeter outside the composition within its painted red border. The surface is richly textured, there are some areas of minor and mostly stable lifting including within the darkest green pigments at upper right within which two pinhead-sized losses are present. There are additionally two pin-head sized losses in the green foliage toward upper left. Under UV Light: Some stroked of inpainting are visible within the border around the extreme perimeter. Additionally, the darkest black pigments fluoresce the darkest. Overall the work is in good condition.
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Georges Delhomme, Paris
Galerie de l'Elysée (Alex Maguy), Paris
Private Collection, California (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, February 11, 1987, lot 79)
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, London, February 7, 2006, lot 286)
Private Collection (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, London, June 24, 2010, lot 439)
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. 6, illustrated p. 316