4 November 2004
Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)
Jeune femme d'Akita et son enfant
signed and dated 'Foujita 1937' and signed again in Japanese (lower right)
oil on canvas
15 x 18 in. (38 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1937
Nichido Gallery, Tokyo.
Mrs. George Halpin (acquired from the above, 1958).
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 9 November, 1979, lot 946.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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S. Buisson, La vie et l'oeuvre de Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 1987, p. 440, no. 37.01 (illustrated).
Tokyo, Galerie Nichido, 1938.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘