LE CORBUSIER | TORERO - RECTO TROIS FEMMES PORTANT DES PANIERS DE POISONS SUR LEURS TÊTES - VERSO
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
1887 - 1965
TORERO - RECTO
TROIS FEMMES PORTANT DES PANIERS DE POISONS SUR LEURS TÊTES - VERSO
signed L-C and dated 29 (lower right) - recto
inscribed Lisbonne (escale) and Grand Album Buenos Aires and dated 1929 - verso
pen and ink and pastel on paper - recto
pencil on paper - verso
Unframed: 21 by 27cm., 8¼ by 10⅝in.
Executed in Buenos Aires in 1929 (recto); drawn in Lisbon in 1929 (verso).
This work is sold unframed
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Eric Mouchet.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and attached to the mount at the upper edge. There is a crease along the left edge with some slight associated discolouration to the upper left corner. There are two further horizontal and vertical creases to the sheet where it appears to have been folded into quarters. The creases are more visible to the verso. The work is in overall good condition.
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Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owners
Swiss-born Le Corbusier made his name as an architect and was one of the pioneers of what is now known as ‘Modern Architecture’. In 1929, Le Corbusier spent 100 days on a conference tour travelling throughout South America, flying at the courtesy of a young aviator named Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This same Antoine de Saint-Exupéry would later go on to write The Little Prince. During his trip, Le Corbusier visited several cities including Buenos Aires, where he sketched this joyous depiction of a torero. He was inspired by the vibrant city and sketched prolifically; he also developed a visionary architectural masterplan for Buenos Aires which – though never realised – cemented Le Corbusier’s reputation and renown in South America.