Property from the Collection of Victor Manuel Contreras
TAMARA DE LEMPICKA
(1898 - 1980)
Signed Lempicka. (lower right)
Oil on canvas laid down on board
10¾ by 13¾ in. (27.3 by 34.9 cm)
Framed: 17¼ by 19⅝ in. (43.8 by 49.9 cm)
Painted circa 1938.
The work is a little dirty. Under UV light: a couple of pindots of inpainting are visible within the green leaf at far left and to the lower right of the rightmost peddle. Faint lines of shrinkage are also more visible under UV and additional scattered pindots can be found toward the bottom left and center of the background. Additionally, one half inch stroke and three very thin lines of inpainting are visible within the black background at the bottom edge just right of center; two of these are quite small and run vertically, the third extends approximately 3.5 inches along the extreme bottom edge. Overall the work is in good condition.
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Acquired from the artist circa 1980
Germain Bazin & Hiroyuki Itsuki, Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo, 1980, no. 78
Alain Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka, Catalogue raisonné 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, no. B.211, illustrated in color p. 301
Madrid, Palacio de Gaviria, Tamara de Lempicka: Reina del Art Déco, 2018-2019, n.n.