24 June 2015
Henri Lebasque (1865-1937)
La danse (étude)
signed and dated 'Lebasque' (lower left)
oil on canvas
27 1/8 x 47 5/8 in. (69 x 120.8 cm.)
Painted in 1917
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 5 December 1969, lot 27.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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D. Bazetoux, Henri Lebasque, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, Paris, 2008, no. 1526, p. 358 (illustrated).
Christine Lenoir and Maria de la Ville Fromoit have confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
This painting is a study for La musique et la danse, a decorative panel for the vestibule of the Direction des Beaux-Arts, rue de Valois, Paris.
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