10 September 2008
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, 1901-2001)
indistinctly inscribed (lower center) and numbered '25-20' (lower left); inscribed and dated 'Lord. Caricature par Balthus dessiné sur la nappe du restaurant La Reine Christine. 1954' (on the reverse)
pen and ink on paper laid down on paper
8¼ x 6½ in. (21 x 16.5 cm.)
Executed in 1954
James Lord, Paris.
Pierre Matisse, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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V. Monnier and J. Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, no. Cr 1805, p. 550 (illustrated).
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