14 September 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Lucie Cousturier (1870-1925)
Femme rose et bleue
signed 'Lucie Cousturier' (upper right)
oil on canvas
36¼ x 28 7/8 in. (92 x 73.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1908
Galerie de l'Elyssé (Alex Maguy), Paris.
The Redfern Gallery, Ltd., London.
Frank Perls, New York (acquired from the above, 11 June 1963).
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London, The Redfern Gallery, Ltd., June 1963, no. 319. New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Fauves and Expressionists, April-May 1968, no. 10.
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