New York, East
8 May 2001
Henri Lebasque (1865-1937)
Jeune femme assise dans un paysage de Provence
signed 'Lebasque' (lower left)
watercolor, pencil and wash on paper laid down on paper
10¾ x 15 5/8 in. (27.2 x 39.6 cm.)
Anon. sale, Christie's South Kensington, London, 2 December 1996, lot 28.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class