10 May 2001
Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958)
signed 'Vlaminck' (lower right)
oil on canvas
17½ x 21 3/8 in. (44.4 x 54.3 cm.)
Painted in 1916-1918
Firebird Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Frances Cain, Houston; Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 15 November 1990, lot 229.
Anon. sale, Christie's, Taipei, 28 November 1999, lot 21.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Maithe Valles-Bled and Godelieve de Vlaminck will include this painting in the forthcoming Vlaminck catalogue raisonné being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
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