4 November 2009
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)
Visage de femme tournant la tête
stamped with signature 'T. DE LEMPICKA' (lower right)
oil on canvas
8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. (22.5 x 16.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1950
Ira Perrot, Paris (acquired from the artist).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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Alain Blondel has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
See note to lot 263.
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