London, South Kensington
7 February 2014
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)
Composition, à Portinari
signed dated and inscribed 'à PORTINARI Foujita 1932' and signed again in Japanese (upper centre)
gouache, watercolour, pencil and collage on paper laid down on board
18 3/8 x 23 in. (46.7 x 58.5 cm.)
Executed in 1932
Candido Portinari, Rio de Janeiro, a gift from the artist in 1932.
Private collection, Brasil, by descent from the above; sale, Christie's, New York, 25 February 1992, lot 58.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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S. Buisson, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 2001, no. 32.137, (illustrated p. 329).
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