LE CORBUSIER | TAUREAU ET NU ALLONGÉS
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
1887 - 1965
TAUREAU ET NU ALLONGÉS
signed L-C, dated mai / 51 and inscribed Bogota twice (lower right)
pastel, brush and wash, pencil and ballpoint pen on paper
Unframed: 21 by 27cm., 8¼ by 10⅝in.
Executed in May 1951.
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Eric Mouchet.
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This work bears a small pencil sketch of another taureau by the artist's hand on the verso. Executed on cream wove paper and not laid down, the sheet is hinged to the mount with an adhesive tab in each of the upper corners. There is an artist's pinhole in each of the upper corners. There is a diagonal crease in the upper left corner, with some smaller creases elsewhere. There is some very slight cockling to the sheet, predominantly at the extreme edges, in keeping with the artist's working methods. There is some slight surface dirt and studio matter to the sheet in places. The work is in overall good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 20th June 1973, lot 464
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owners