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Le Pho

Nature morte à la table blanche

Le Pho

Le Pho

Nature morte à la table blanche

Nature morte à la table blanche

Le Pho

1907 - 2001

Nature morte à la table blanche


signed LE PHO and in Chinese, with one seal of the artist (upper left)

ink and gouache on silk

Executed in 1938

39,5 x 57,5 cm, 15½ x 22⅝ in.

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Le Pho

1907 - 2001

Nature morte à la table blanche


signée LE PHO et en chinois, avec un cachet de l'artiste (en haut à gauche)

encre et gouache sur soie

Peinte en 1938

39,5 x 57,5 cm, 15½ x 22⅝ in.

Ink and gouache on silk laid on paper. There is some slight abrasions in areas at the extreme edges. Examination under UV light reveals some slight retouching to some minor repaired tears along the upper and lowers edges. There are additional very minor spots of retouching in areas mainly in the white table and the background.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Galerie Walter Finlay, Paris-Chicago, Le Pho, 1970, N°5 (ill.)

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Galerie Walter Finlay, Paris-Chicago, Le Pho, 1970, N°5 (ill.)

Carefully set up on a white table, we find here a small porcelain washer, embroidered cases on a black box, and a vase containing a few branches of pussy willow in bloom, foreboding of spring. Painted in ink and gouache on silk, with a seal of the artist, the work was created in 1938, one year after he left his country of origin to settle in France for good.


Some of the objects in this work can be found on two other paintings sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 5 April 2010, lots 91 and 92 (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). The objects are arranged differently on a table, but the same calmness and serenity are to be found there, leading us peacefully into a world of memories and nostalgia.

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Disposés avec soin sur une table blanche, on observe ici un petit rince-pinceaux en porcelaine, des étuis brodés posés sur une boîte noire, et un vase contenant quelques branches de saule à chatons en fleurs, comme un avant-goût de printemps. Peinte à l’encre et gouache sur soie, et portant un cachet de l’artiste, l’œuvre a été réalisée en 1938, soit un an après qu’il a quitté son pays d’origine pour s’installer en France définitivement.


On distingue que certains d’objets de cette œuvre se trouvent sur deux autres tableaux vendus chez Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 5 avril 2010, lots 91 et 92 (Fig. 1 et Fig. 2). Les objets y sont agencés différemment sur une table, mais on y retrouve le même calme et la même sérénité qui nous conduisent paisiblement dans un monde de souvenirs et de nostalgie.