New York, Park Avenue
20 November 1998
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (b. 1908)
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
signed and dated 'Balthus 1929' (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 x 36 in. (73 x 92.1 cm.)
Painted in 1929
Carmen Baron, Paris.
Richard Feigen Gallery, New York (acquired from the above on 25 May 1968).
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 3 July 1970.
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Balthus, exh. cat. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1983, p. 342, no. 14 (illustrated).
J. Leymarie, Balthus, Paris, 1990, p. 121 (illustrated).
Virginie Monnier will include this painting in her forthcoming Balthus catalogue raisonn as number P52.
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