29 September 2004
Louis Valtat (1869-1952)
Femme et enfant au pied de la falaise
signed with initals 'L.V.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
10¾ x 13¾ in. (27 x 35 cm.)
Painted in 1911
Galerie Berri Saint-Honoré, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1968.
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J. Valtat, Louis Valtat, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, vol. I, p. 101, no. 908 (illustrated).
Please note the painting is stamped with initials 'L.V.' (lower right).
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