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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1084

    Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

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    Estimate

    Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)
    Avant le bain
    pastel on paper
    22 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (58 x 45.3 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1886-1887


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    Yves Rouart has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Mme Théodore Gobillard, Paris (sister of the artist).
    Jeanne Gobillard (Mme Paul Valéry), Paris (by descent from the above).
    Acquired from the family of the above by the present owner, March 1982.


    Literature

    M.-L. Bataille and G. Wildenstein, Berthe Morisot, Catalogue des peintures, pastels et aquarelles, Paris, 1961, p. 56, no. 520 (illustrated, fig. 496).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Berthe Morisot, March 1896, p. 3, no. 201.
    Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Cent oeuvres de Berthe Morisot, November 1919, no. 86 (titled Nu).
    Paris, Galerie Dru, Pastels, aquarelles, dessins, crayons de Berthe Morisot, May-June 1926, p. 11, no. 17 (titled Baigneuses).
    Paris, Galerie Bellier, Oeuvres choisies, XIXe-XXe siècles, summer-fall 1988, no. 44 (illustrated).
    Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Intimates and Confidants in Art, Husbands, Wives, Lovers and Friends, February-May 1993, pp. 9 and 79 (illustrated, p. 49).
    Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Berthe Morisot, March-November 2002, p. 316, no. 96 (illustrated in color, p. 317; dated 1885).