André Masson (1896-1987)
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André Masson (1896-1987)

L'enfant au caméléon (Portrait de Luis)

André Masson (1896-1987)
L'enfant au caméléon (Portrait de Luis)
signed and dated 'André Masson XLV' (lower left); signed, dated and inscribed 'L'enfant au caméléon. Pastel et encre - (Poitiers, Décembre XLV.) André Masson' (on the reverse)
pastel and India ink on masonite
17 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (45.4 x 35.2 cm.)
Executed in Poitiers in December 1945
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 14447/50027).
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York.
Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago.
Mr & Mrs Peter Bensinger, Chicago; sale, Sotheby's, London, 4-5 July 1962, lot 262.
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, acquired from the above.
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The Comité André Masson has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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