1 March 2006
Charles Despiau (1874-1946)
Nu assis au chignon, jambe gauche repliée, main droite reposant sur le genou gauche, tête inclinée vers la droite
signed 'Despiau' (lower right)
brown Conté crayon on paper
14 5/8 x 10¾ in. (37.1 x 27.3 cm.)
Anon. sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 12 November 1953, lot 26.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Alain Kotlar has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
Please note the full title of this drawing is Nu assis au chignon, jambe gauche repliée, main droite reposant sur le genou gauche, tête inclinée vers la droite
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FRANCES LEVENTRITT
A special preview of works available for immediate purchase through Christie’s Private Sales service
Christie’s specialist Valérie Didier reveals the story behind one of Théo van Rysselberghe’s most progressive works
From a Degas that went for £180 in 1892 to a Monet that fetched £40 million in 2008 — masterpieces by some of painting’s greatest innovators
From the National Gallery of Victoria to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, how the world's great museums are bringing the best of their collections into your home
As the world mourns the death of the the Bulgarian-born artist, we look back on a 2018 interview with Christie’s in which he reviewed his extraordinary career
Discover important works spanning from the late 19th century to the present day on offer across three auctions in Paris this June