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    Sale 2023

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    10 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, 1901-2001)

    Sans titre

    Price Realised  

    Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, 1901-2001)
    Sans titre
    indistinctly inscribed (lower center) and numbered '25-20' (lower left); inscribed and dated 'Lord. Caricature par Balthus dessiné sur la nappe du restaurant La Reine Christine. 1954' (on the reverse)
    pen and ink on paper laid down on paper
    8¼ x 6½ in. (21 x 16.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1954


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    Provenance

    James Lord, Paris.
    Pierre Matisse, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FOUNDATION*


    Literature

    V. Monnier and J. Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, no. Cr 1805, p. 550 (illustrated).