• Impressionist and Modern Works auction at Christies

    Sale 2595

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    8 November 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 109

    Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski De Rola, 1908-2001)

    Etude pour "Portrait de la princess Radziwill"

    Price Realised  

    Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski De Rola, 1908-2001)
    Etude pour "Portrait de la princess Radziwill"
    signed with monogram and dated '1943' (lower left)
    pencil on paper
    11 x 8¼ in. (27.9 x 20.9 cm.)
    Drawn in 1943


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    The present work also features a sketch in red colored pencil of a young girl on the reverse.

    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 1 December 1981, lot 410.
    Dean Clough, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1984.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    V. Monnier and J. Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, p. 228, no. D 492 (illustrated).