29 June 2000
Balthus (b. 1908)
signed and dated 'Balthus 1926' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
217/8 x 18in. (55.5 x 46cm.)
Painted circa 1926
Baladine Klossowska, Switzerland.
Galerie Henriette Gomès, Paris.
André Gomès, Paris.
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X. Xing, Balthus, Shanghai 1995, pl. 2 (illustrated).
C. Roy, Balthus, Paris 1996, p. 44 (illustrated).
J. Clair & V. Monnier, Balthus Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works, Paris 1999, no. P32 (illustrated p. 108, dated 1927).
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