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    Sale 1790

    Property From The Estate Of Robin Roberts

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 486

    EUGEN SPIRO (1874-1972)

    Portrait der Schwester des Künstlers (Baladine Klossowska)

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    EUGEN SPIRO (1874-1972)
    Portrait der Schwester des Künstlers (Baladine Klossowska)
    signed and dated 'Eugen Spiro 1902' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    62¾ x 47½ in. (159.4 x 120.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1902.


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    The present work depicts Baladine Klossowska (née Elisabeth Spiro), the artist's sister and the mother of noted 20th century painter Balthus.

    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 7 October 1988, lot 309.
    Chiu Gallery, London (acquired at the above sale).
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, August 1989.


    Literature

    S. Rewald, "Balthus lessons--Five Controversial Works by the French Artist," Art in America, September 1997, p. 94 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Bremen Kunstverein, 1903.
    Leipzig Kunstverein (date unknown).