17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE-DECORATED EUROPEAN-SUBJECT TEABOWL AND SAUCER
Decorated in a deep blackish-grey with a lady in a doorway of an inn watching a group of three inebriated figures in animated discussion leaving the premises, a fourth relieving himself beside a picket fence
the saucer 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.) diam.
Purchased from Earle D. Vandekar Ltd.
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A very similar teabowl and saucer is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 96, fig. 4.47.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately