14 September 2005
François Gall (1912-1981)
Elizabeth-Anne au piano
signed 'F. Gall' (lower left); signed again and inscribed 'F. GALL ETUDE AU PIANO' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
15¾ x 15¾ in. (40 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1980
Anon. sale, Artcurial Briest Poulain Le Fur, Paris, 22 February, 2005, lot 166.
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Marie-Lize Gall has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately