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Moïse Kisling (1891-1953)
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Moïse Kisling (1891-1953)

Portrait de la soeur de Mme Renée Kisling

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Moïse Kisling (1891-1953)
Portrait de la soeur de Mme Renée Kisling
signed and dated 'Kisling 1918' (lower left); signed and dated 'M. Kisling Paris Mars 1918' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
25¾ x 21¼in. (65.4 x 54cm.)
Painted in 1918
Literature
H. Troyat & J. Kisling, Kisling, vol. II, Turin 1982, no. VII (illustrated p. 80).
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Lot Essay

In 1915 Kisling returned to Montparnasse following his discharge through injury from the French army, for which he was to receive French citizenship. Later the same year he met Renée Gros, the daughter of a field officer, whom he soon married. The present work and the next lot are Kisling's searching portraits of his new wife and her sister, possibly executed in Saint-Tropez during his long sojourn there in the summer of 1918.
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