• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 205

    Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946)

    Pose, solitude

    Price Realised  

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    Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946)
    Pose, solitude
    signed and inscribed 'POSE SOLITUDE LEON SPILLIAERT' (lower right); dated 'OSTENDE AOÛT 1901' (lower left)
    oil, gouache, India ink and pencil on board
    12 5/8 x 9½ in. (32 x 24.2 cm.)
    Executed in Ostende in August 1901


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    Provenance

    Madeleine Spilliaert, Uccle.
    Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Knokke, by 1981.
    Acquired by the present owner in New York in 1999.


    Saleroom Notice

    Anne Adriaens-Pannier has confirmed the authenticity of this work.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR


    Literature

    F.-C. Legrand, Léon Spilliaert et son époque, Tielt, 1981, no. 4 (illustrated p. 182).
    X. Tricot, Léon Spilliaert, les années 1900-1915, Ghent, 1996, p. 210 (illustrated p. 132).
    A. Adriaens-Pannier, Spilliaert, le regard de l'âme, Brussels, 2006, no. 20 (illustrated p. 20).


    Exhibited

    Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot, Léon Spilliaert, 1881-1946, September - October 1978, no. 1.
    Paris, Christian Fayt Art Gallery, Hommage à Léon Spilliaert, October - December 1981, no. 2.