6 November 2013
Maurice Denis (1870-1943)
La princesse dans la tour
signed and dated 'MAV. DENIS. 1914' (lower left) and signed with initials 'MAVD' (upper right)
oil on canvas
38½ x 48½ in. (97.8 x 123.1 cm.)
Painted in 1914
Arsène Alexandre, Paris (commissioned from the artist, 1914).
Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, San Francisco (by 1924).
Acquired by the late owner, 1962.
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San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Art Collection of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, June 1926.
Claire Denis and Fabienne Stahl will include this work in their forthcoming Denis catalogue raisonné.
Please note this lot will be offered during the Morning Session on 6 November, immediately following the Works on Paper Sale commencing at 10:00 am.
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