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Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, 1908-2001)
Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, 1908-2001)

Etude pour Le Lever

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Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, 1908-2001)
Etude pour Le Lever
signed with monogram (lower left)
pencil on paper laid down on paper
19 x 14 1/8 in. (48.2 x 35.8 cm.)
Drawn in 1974
Provenance
Estate of the artist.
Private collection (by descent from the above).
Robert Miller Gallery, New York (acquired from the above).
Acquired by the present owner, 2008.
Literature
V. Monnier and J. Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, p. 368, no. D 1314 (illustrated).
Sale Room Notice
Please note the correct medium for the present lot:

pencil on paper laid down on paper

Lot Essay

The present work is a preparatory drawing for the painting Le Lever (fig. 1).

(fig. 1) Balthus, Le Lever, 1975-1978. Private collection.

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