View full screen - View 1 of Lot 37. Ready for the Fancy Dress Ball.

Property from a Private Collection, United States

Alfred Stevens

Ready for the Fancy Dress Ball

Auction Closed

May 25, 07:43 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, United States

Alfred Stevens

Belgian 1823-1906

Ready for the Fancy Dress Ball

signed and dated lower right: Alfred Stevens 1879 

oil on canvas

canvas: 35 ¾ by 46 in.; 90.8 by 116.8 cm

framed: 45 ½ by 56 in.; 115.5 by 142 cm

With Galerie Georges Petit, Paris;

William H. Vanderbilt, 1879;

Thence by descent to his son George Washington Vanderbilt II, New York;

Thence by descent to his nephew Brigadier General Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York;

Sale: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 18-19 April 1945, lot 67;

Where acquired by Hulett Merrit, Pasadena, California;

Dr. Benjamin Reich, Los Angeles, California;

Gerald E. Landweer, Beverly Hills and Vancouver;

Private Collector (acquired in 1975);

Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, October 13, 1978, lot 96;

Private Collector (acquired at the above sale);

Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York;

Acquired from the above in 1988;

Private Collector.

E. Strahan, ed., The Art Treasures of America, Philadelphia 1879, vol. II, p. 114; in the 1977 facsimile edition, vol. III, p. 108;

Collection of W.H. Vanderbilt, 640 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1882, p. 40, no. 74;

E. Strahan, Mr. Vanderbilt’s House and Collection, New York, circa 1883-84, vol. 4, p. 59 (a detail illustrated in black and white engraving);

W. Coles, Alfred Stevens, exhibition catalogue 1977, p. 70, no. 31;

J. E. Patterson, The Vanderbilts, New York 1989, p. 109;

C. Lefebvre, Alfred Stevens, Paris, 2006, p. 133-4, no. 154, reproduced p. 134 (as Mi-Carême);

Alfred Stevens 1823 Brussels – 1906 Paris, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam 2009, p. 36, reproduced fig. 12 (as mi-Carême);

W. Craven, Gilded Mansions: Grand Architecture and High Society, New York 2009, p. 103;

M. Moscatiello, Le japonisme de Giuseppe De Nittis, Bern 2011, p. 126;

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (on loan from 1886-1903)

Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Museum of Art; Baltimore, The Walters Art Gallery; Montréal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Alfred Stevens, September 1977-March 1978, no. 31