MOÏSE KISLING | PORTRAIT DE MME RENÉE KISLING
(1891 - 1953)
PORTRAIT DE MME RENÉE KISLING
Signed Kisling and dated 1919 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
21⅝ by 18⅛ in. (54.9 by 46 cm)
Framed: 29½ by 25⅜ in. (74.9 by 64.5 cm)
Painted in 1919.
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 surface is richly textured. Minor frame abrasion is visible to the extreme edges. There is a diagonal, slightly raised line of pigment running from the upper-right of the figure's head to the upper-right edge of the canvas associated with a possible crack or inherent canvas weave. A nailhead-sized loss is visible within the blue pigment beneath the figure's necklace at bottom right. The work is in good condition.
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Sale: Christie's, London, February 7, 2001, lot 167
Private Collection, United States (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, New York, May 5, 2005, lot 359)
Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Jean Kisling, Kisling, 1891-1953, vol. II, Turin, 1982, no. 46, illustrated p. 113
Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Les Peintres de Zborowski: Modigliani, Utrillo, Soutine et leurs amis, 1994, n.n.