2 November 2011
Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964)
signed and dated twice and dedicated 'Morandi 54 Alla Signora Gertrude Lenart Morandi 31 luglio 1954' (lower center)
pencil on paper
6 3/8 x 9½ in. (16.2 x 24.1 cm.)
Drawn in 1954
Gertrude Bernoudy (née Lenart), St. Louis (acquired from the artist, July 1954); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 10 November 1994, lot 464.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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M. Pasquali, Morandi, Opere catalogate tra il 1985 e il 2000, Bologna, 2000, p. 148, no. D 1954/1 (illustrated).
The present work is a preparatory drawing for the 1954 painting of the same name, at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts (Vitali, no. 918).
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