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Balthus

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Property from an Important Private Collection, New York | Provenant d'une Importante Collection Particulière New-Yorkaise

Balthus

Balthus

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Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Balthus

1908 - 2001

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signed with the initials Bs (lower right)

charcoal on paper

70 x 100,1 cm; 27½ x 39⅜ in.

Executed in 1969-70.

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Provenant d'une Importante Collection Particulière New-Yorkaise

Balthus

1908 - 2001

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signé des initiales Bs (en bas à droite)

fusain sur papier

70 x 100,1 cm; 27½ x 39⅜ in.

Exécté en 1969-70.

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down and hinged to the mount at three points along the upper edge. The sheet is undulating slightly. There are pinholes at all four corners. There are a few minor creases along the edges, notably to the upper left corner. There is some mount staining along the edges (not visible when framed). The sheet is slightly light stained. This work is in overall very good condition.


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Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris

E. V. Thaw, New York (probably)

Private collection, United States (acquired in the 1970s and sold: Sotheby’s, New York, May 5, 2009, lot 23)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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E. V. Thaw, New York (probablement)

Collection particulière, Etats-Unis (acquis dans les années 1970 et vendu: Sotheby’s, New York, 5 mai 2009, lot 23)

Acquis lors de cette vente par le propriétaire actuel

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris

Xiaoshen Xing, Balthus, Shanghai, 1995, n.p.

Virginie Monnier & Jean Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné de l'œuvre complet, Paris/New York, 1999, no. D1149, illustrated p. 339 (incorrectly described as dated)

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Xiaoshen Xing, Balthus, Shanghai, 1995, n.p.

Virginie Monnier & Jean Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné de l'œuvre complet, Paris/New York, 1999, no. D1149, reproduit p. 339 (incorrectement décrit comme daté)

Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Balthus: dessins et aquarelles, 1971, no. 63, illustrated in the catalogue

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Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Balthus: dessins et aquarelles, 1971, no. 63, reproduit dans le catalogue