19 March 1996
Maria-Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992)
signed (lower right) and dated '50
watercolour on paper laid down on board
9 7/8 x 6 3/8in. (25.2 x 16.2cm.)
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris.
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Guy Weelen and Jean François Jeager, Vieira da Silva: Catalogue Raisonné, Geneva 1994, p. 177, no. 912 (illustrated).
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