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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 182

    Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992)

    Nocturne (Ville dans la nuit)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992)
    Nocturne (Ville dans la nuit)
    signed and dated 'Vieira da Silva 1950' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    21 3/8 x 28½in. (54 x 72.3cm.)
    Painted in 1950


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    Provenance

    Galerie Blanche, Stockholm.
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 25 June 1997, lot 3.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    M. Venturoli, "Vieira da Silva a Torino", in Le Ore, November 1964 (illustrated).
    La Conscience et L'Etoilement: Vieira da Silva, Peintures 1935-1969, exh. cat., Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, September-November 1969, p. 11.
    D. Vallier, La Peinture de Vieira da Silva: Chemins d'Approche, Paris 1971 (illustrated, p. 105).
    A. Terrasse, L'Univers de Vieira da Silva, Paris 1977 (illustrated, p. 84).
    C. Esteban, "Zarpa de lo Imaginario", in Quadalimar, April 1977, p. 46.
    G. Weelen and J.-F. Jaeger, Vieira da Silva Catalogue Raisonné, Geneva 1994, no. 759 (illustrated, p. 149).


    Exhibited

    Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Museo Civico, Vieira da Silva, October-November 1964, no. 36 (illustrated, p. 91).