Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)
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Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)

La sieste (Femme étendue sous un arbre)

Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943)
La sieste (Femme étendue sous un arbre)
oil on canvas
28¾ x 36 3/8 in. (73 x 92.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1934
Marcellin and Madeleine Castaing, Paris, by whom acquired from the artist.
Michel Castaing, Paris (son of the above), and thence by descent; sale, Sotheby's, London, 21 June 2004, lot 45.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
'New York Sees Soutine, Tragic Lithuanian', in Art Digest, vol. 14, no. 14, 15 April 1940, p. 9 (illustrated).
J. Lowe, 'The New and the Old Soutine. Cross-Section of the Emotional Painter', in Art News, vol. 38, no. 29, 20 April 1940, p. 11 (illustrated, titled 'Femme en rouge sous un arbre', dated '1932').
E. McCausland, 'Exhibitions in New York. Three Frenchmen: Rouault, Soutine, Derain', in Parnassus, vol. 12, no. 5, May 1940, p. 40.
M. Upton, Sun, New York, 14 October 1944.
R. Frost, 'In Memoriam: Soutine Over 20 Years', in Art News, vol. 43, no. 13, 15-31 October 1944, p. 14.
Exh. cat., Soutine, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1950, pp. 17 and 113 (illustrated p. 89).
'A Study of Soutine', in The Times Literary Supplement, 4 May 1951, no. 2570, p. 270.
P. D'Ancona, Some Aspects of Expressionism: Modigliani, Chagall, Soutine, Pascin, Milan, 1954, p. 64.
W. George, Soutine, Paris, 1959, n.p..
M. Castaing & J. Leymarie, Soutine, Paris and Lausanne, 1963, p. 30.
D. Sylvester, 'Soutine', in Art News, vol. 62, no. 6, October 1963, pp. 23 and 25 (illustrated).
A. Forge, Soutine, London, 1965, pp. 14 and 24.
R. Negri, 'Soutine', in L'arte moderna, vol. 10, no. 87, 1967, p. 237 (illustrated).
H. Serouya, Soutine, Paris, 1967.
P. Courthion, Soutine, peintre du déchirant, Lausanne, 1972, p. 280 (illustrated fig. B).
M.C. Lacoste, 'Le tourment de Soutine', in Le Monde, 27 April 1973. E. Hoffman, 'Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions: Soutine in Paris', in Burlington Magazine, vol. 115, no. 844, July 1973, p. 486 (illustrated, dated '1932').
I. Fontaine & D. Bozo, 'Expositions, Orangerie des Tuileries, Soutine', in Revue du Louvre et des Musées de France, vol. 23, no. 3, 1973, p. 201.
P. Lévy, Des artistes et un collectionneur, Paris, 1976, p. 247.
R. Negri, La Scuola di Parigi e i suoi protagonisti, Milan, 1977, p. 191.
A. Werner, Chaïm Soutine, New York, 1977, p. 29 (illustrated fig. 21).
Exh. cat., Soutine, Galleri Bellman, New York, 1983, p. 13.
R. Shone, 'Chartres: Soutine', in Burlington Magazine, vol. 131, no. 1041, December 1989, p. 867.
M. Tuchman, E. Dunow & K. Perls, Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, Cologne, 1993, no. 151, p. 730 (illustrated p. 731).
New York, Carrol Carstairs Gallery, Paintings by Soutine, April - May 1940, no. 4.
Cincinnati, Modern Art Society, Art Museum, Expressionism, April - May 1941.
Washington D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, Six Loan Exhibitions: Soutine, January - February 1943, no. 1.
New York, Niveau Gallery, Soutine, October - November 1944, no. 10. Boston, Institute of Modern Art, Chagall and Soutine, January - February 1945, no. 43.
Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Soutine, April - September 1973, no. 66 (illustrated).
Milan, Galleria Bergamini, Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943). I Dipinti della Collezione Castaing, March - April 1987, no. 8 (illustrated).
Chartres, Musée, Soutine, June - October 1989, no. 63 (illustrated).
Lugano, Museo d'arte moderna, Chaïm Soutine, March - June 1995, no. 76 (illustrated).
New York, The Jewish Museum, An Expressionist in Paris: The Paintings of Chaïm Soutine, April - August 1998, no. 52 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, September 1998 - January 1999 and Cincinnati, Art Museum, February - May 1999.
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