4 November 2004
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Andre Lhote (1885-1962)
Paysage de Lot
signed 'A. LHOTE' (lower left)
oil on paper laid down on canvas
21¼ x 25 5/8 in. (54 x 65.1 cm.)
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 2 December 1986, lot 352.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
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Mr. Aittouarès and Mrs. Martin Bermann of the Comité Lhote will include this painting in their forthcoming Lhote catalogue raisonné.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘