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Yves Tanguy (1900-1955)
Elle fut douce
signed and dated 'YVES TANGUY 47' (lower right)
gouache and pencil on gray paper
24¾ x 18¾ in. (62.9 x 47.7 cm.)
Painted in 1947
Provenance
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
P. Matisse, Yves Tanguy, Un recueil de ses oeuvres, New York, 1963, p. 165, no. 379 (dated 1946; with incorrect dimensions).
P. Waldberg, Yves Tanguy, Brussels, 1977, p. 349 (illustrated, p. 252).
Exhibited
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Exhibition of Gouaches and Drawings by Yves Tanguy, March-April 1963, no. 21 (illustrated).
Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, and Budapest, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Klee, Tanguy, Miró: Tres Visions del Paisatge, November 1999-July 2000, p. 166, no. 75 (illustrated in color, p. 123).
Post Lot Text
Le Charles, Praying Mantis, 1933 (photograph published in Minotaure)
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