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    Sale 7703

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)

    Les trois danseuses

    Price Realised  

    Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)
    Les trois danseuses
    signed 'T. Foujita' and signed again in Japanese (lower left)
    gouache, pastel, watercolour, gold leaf, pen and India ink, and pencil on Japan paper laid down on board
    14 5/8 x 18 in. (37.2 x 45.7 cm.)
    Executed circa 1918


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Paris in the 1920s; sale, Christie's, London, 20 May 1998, lot 15.
    Anonymous sale, Tajan, Paris, 4 August 1998, lot 28.
    Acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, Paris, 1 December 2006, lot 336.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    S. Buisson & D. Buisson, La vie et l'oeuvre de Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 1987, no. 18.46 (illustrated p. 354; measurements incorrect).