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    Sale 1902

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 147

    Juan Gris (1887-1927)

    La Lettre

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    Juan Gris (1887-1927)
    La Lettre
    signed 'JUAN GRIS' (upper right)
    gouache, brush and India ink and pencil on buff paper
    17¼ x 11 1/8 in. (43.8 x 28.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1909

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    The present work is possibly an illustration for the satirical review L'Assiette au Beurre.

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    Helena Rubinstein, New York; Estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 28 April 1966, lot 771.
    Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach (acquired at the above sale).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property Formerly from the Collection of Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach, Florida