• Post-War and Contemporary Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2833

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 196

    Corneille (b. 1922)

    Combat d'oiseau dans un ciel d'été

    Price Realised  


    Corneille (b. 1922)
    Combat d'oiseau dans un ciel d'été
    signed and dated 'Corneille '68' (lower centre), and signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    130 x 162.5 cm.

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    Gallery Lefebre, New York, where acquired by the present owner in 1975.

    Pre-Lot Text



    A. Laude, Corneille le roi-image, Paris 1973, p. 89 (illus.)
    C.M. Cluny, Corneille, Paris 1992, p. 142 (illus.)