7 November 2007
PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
Louis Valtat (1869-1952)
Roses rouges aux cerises
stamped with initials 'L.V' (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (51.2 x 61.3 cm.)
Painted in 1941
Estate of the artist.
Galeria Acquavella, Caracas.
Acquired from the above by the present owners, February 1981.
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J. Valtat, Louis Valtat, Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1977, p. 301, no. 2703 (illustrated).
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