24 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR
Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski de Rola) (1908-2001)
Étude pour 'Katia lisant'
signed 'Balthus' (lower right)
pencil on paper
14¾ x 11 in. (37.7 x 28 cm.)
Drawn in 1968-1970
Georg Waechter Memorial Foundation, by whom acquired in 1972.
Anonymous sale, Finarte, Milan, 24 November 1988, lot 60.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1996, lot 287.
Galerie Seroussi, Paris.
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V. Monnier & J. Clair, Balthus, Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, no. D 1174 (illustrated p. 343).
Bevaix, Galerie Arts Anciens, Balthus, peintures, aquarelles, dessins, November - December 1975, no. 18.
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