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    Sale 2256

    The Modern Age: The Hillman Family Collection

    5 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)

    La petite fille à la poupée

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    Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)
    La petite fille à la poupée
    signed 'C. Soutine' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    28½ x 23½ in. (72.5 x 59.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1925

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    Léopold Zborowski, Paris (acquired from the artist).
    Jonas Netter, Paris (by 1929).
    F. Saifer, Washington, D.C..
    Anon. sale, Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 9-10 April 1947, lot 73. John McGowan, Beverly Hills (acquired at the above sale).
    Schoneman Galleries, New York.
    Alex and Rita K. Hillman, New York (acquired from the above, October 1951).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, 16 October 1968.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation


    E. Faure, Soutine, Paris, 1929, no. 10 (illustrated).
    R. Cogniat, Soutine, Paris, 1945, no. 8 (illustrated).
    A. Werner, 'Soutine: Affinity for an Alien World,' in Art Digest, November 1953, p. 17.
    R.M. Coates, 'The Art Galleries: Soutine and Mondrian,' in The New Yorker, 21 November 1953, p. 106.
    F. Porter, 'Reviews and Previews,' in Art News, December 1953, p. 42.
    M. C. 'Chaim Soutine,' in Israel Magazine, 1968, p. 71 (illustrated in color).
    P. Courthion, Soutine: Peintre du Déchirant, Lausanne, 1972, p. 198, no. H (illustrated, p. 199; dated, 1919-1920).
    M. Tuchman, E. Dunow and K. Perls, Chaim Soutine 1893-1943: Catalogue Raisonné Werkverzeichnis, Cologne, 1993, vol. II, p. 552, no. 22 (illustrated, p. 553; dated circa 1919).
    E. Braun, Manet to Matisse: The Hillman Family Collection, Seattle and London, 1994, p. 170, no. 65 (illustrated in color, p. 171; dated circa 1919).


    (possibly) New York, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan Gallery, Soutine, February-March 1936, no. 31.
    (possibly) New York, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan Gallery, 1937, no. 15. New York, Perls Galleries, Chaim Soutine 1894-1943, November-December 1953, no. 3.
    Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Chaim Soutine, May-August 1968, no. 11.
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, April-May 1972.
    Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Modern Masters: Paintings and Drawings from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, December 1977-February 1978, no. 38 (illustrated).
    Hartford, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Modern Masters from the Collection of a New York Foundation, October-November 1981.
    Austin, The University of Texas; Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Museum of Art; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Museum of Art; Hunstville Museum of Art; St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts; Lawrence, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Huntington Gallery; Little Rock, Arkansas Art Center; Williamsburg, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary and Ames, Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa State University, Selections from the Collection of the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, January 1979-November 1985, no. 26.
    The Brooklyn Museum, Exhibition of Works from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, February 1986-January 1987.
    The Brooklyn Museum, Modern Masters: French Art from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation Collection, June-August 1988.
    Basel, Kunstmuseum, Soutine und die Moderne, March-July 2008.