4 November 2004
Theo van Rysselberghe (1862-1926)
Vénitienne, I (Marcella)
signed with monogram and dated '12' (lower left)
oil on canvas
44 7/8 x 28¾ in. (114 x 73 cm.)
Painted in 1912
Galerie Druet, Paris (acquired from the artist).
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco.
Maurice Sternberg, Chicago.
Anon. (acquired from the above); sale, Christie's, New York, 9 May 2000, lot 175.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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P. Fierens, Théo van Rysselberghe, Brussels, 1937, p. 69, no. 22 (titled Le modèle).
R. Feltkamp, Théo van Rysselberghe, 1862-1926, Brussels, 2003, p. 398, no. 1912-006 (illustrated).
Pascal de Sadeleer and Olivier Bertrand will include this painting in their forthcoming van Rysselberghe catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Belgian Art Research Institute.
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