拍品 63
  • 63

沙伊姆·蘇丁

估價
600,000 - 800,000 GBP
招標截止

描述

  • Chaïm Soutine
  • 《托腮的女子》
  • 款識:畫家簽名C. Soutine(右下)
  • 油彩畫布

來源

Valentine Gallery, New York

Mr & Mrs William H. Weintraub, New York (acquired from the above after 1944)

Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby's, New York, 5th November 1981, lot 245)

Jacob Baal-Teshuva, New York (purchased at the above sale)

Private Collection (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

展覽

New York, Valentine Gallery, Eighteen Selected Paintings by Soutine, 1937

出版

Pierre Courthion, Soutine. Peintre du déchirant, Lausanne, 1972, fig. B, illustrated p. 281 (titled Femme accoudée, la tête dans les mains and as dating from 1936)

Maurice Tuchman, Esti Dunow & Klaus Perls, Chaim Soutine, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 1993, vol. II, no. 166, illustrated in colour p. 751

拍品資料及來源

Richly hued and expressively painted, La femme accoudée is an enigmatic portrait by Chaïm Soutine from the late 1930s. Executed in his typical palette of red, pink and blue, it bears a striking affinity to his earlier portraits of anonymous sitters identifiable only as valets, cooks and waiters.  Though not formally identified, the sitter’s arresting character is powerfully captured in the present work. As Esti Dunow and Maurice Tuchman write in their assessment of the artist’s portraiture, ‘Soutine generally chose anonymous figures as models. But as much as his characters may become types, they never give up their identities as particular people. Soutine’s insistence on the physical particularity of his subject, together with this move towards more anonymous sitters demonstrates his resistance to completely losing himself in the subjective aspects of the portrait experience’ (E. Dunow & M. Tuchman, op. cit., p. 509).

Following a decade of relative success, Soutine’s peripatetic movement about Paris gradually halted, and in 1937 he took a permanent studio at 18 Villa Seurat, which was part of an artistic community in the 14e arrondissement. Another resident of the Villa Seurat was the writer Henry Miller, who commented on his neighbour: ‘And there was Soutine who lived right downstairs from me in the Villa Seurat. By that time his bohemian days were over’ (quoted in An Expressionist in Paris. The Paintings of Chaim Soutine (exhibition catalogue), The Jewish Museum, New York, 1998, p. 110). This more settled way of life might be attributable to Soutine’s relationship with a young Jewish woman called Gerda Groth. Gerda, whom he nicknamed Mlle Garde, as she took such good care of him, moved into the Villa Seurat in 1937, was the first woman to live with the artist and provided him with a more stable way of life as well as a readily available model for paintings such as the present work.

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