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Balthus (Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola)

Nature morte au chapeau bernois

Balthus (Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola)

Balthus (Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola)

Nature morte au chapeau bernois

Nature morte au chapeau bernois

Balthus (Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola)

1908 - 2001

Nature morte au chapeau bernois


oil on canvas

Painted in 1928.

60 x 72,7 cm; 23⅝ x 28⅝ in

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Balthus (Balthasar Kłossowski de Rola)

1908 - 2001

Nature morte au chapeau bernois


huile sur toile

Peint en 1928.

60 x 72,7 cm; 23⅝ x 28⅝ in

The work has been examined framed. The canvas is not lined. Examination under UV light reveals a small line (approx. 4cm long) of retouching to the extreme left part of the upper edge and tiny dots of retouching along the extreme edges and towards the upper right corner. There is a faint horizontal mark running along the upper edge. There are a few fine lines of craquelure in places notably one running horizontally to the hat. There is some light frame rubbing along the extreme edges. There is some light dirt ingrained to the surface. Impasto is nice and well-preserved. This work is in overall very good condition and could benefit from a light clean.


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Galerie Forter, Zurich

Private collection, Paris (acquired from the above in 1929, by descent and sold: Sotheby's New York, May 4, 2005, lot 203)

Acquired at the above sale

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Galerie Forter, Zürich

Collection particulière, Paris (acquis auprès du précédent en 1929, par descendance et vendu: Sotheby's New York, 4 mai 2005, lot 203)

Acquis lors de cette vente

Balthus (exhibition catalogue), New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art & Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1984, fig. 103, p. 84 (incorrectly dated 1937)

Virginie Monnier & Jean Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné de l'Œuvre complet, Paris, 1999, no. P 45, illustrated p. 113

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Balthus (catalogue d'exposition), New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art & Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1984, fig. 103, p. 84 (incorrectement daté 1937)

Virginie Monnier & Jean Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné de l'Œuvre complet, Paris, 1999, no. P 45, reproduit p. 113

Zürich, Galerie Forter, Balthus, 1929

Karuizawa, Musée d'Art Mercian, Balthus et Giacometti, 1997, illustrated in the catalogue (incorrectly dated circa 1929)

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Zürich, Galerie Forter, Balthus, 1929

Karuizawa, Musée d'Art Mercian, Balthus et Giacometti, 1997, reproduit dans le catalogue (incorrectement daté vers 1929)