oil on panel
34.3 by 49.2cm., 13½ by 19?in.
Painted circa 1934.
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signed Soutine (lower right)
Framed: 45.5 by 60.5cm., 17? by 23?in. The board is sound and ever so slightly bowed. Inspection under UV light reveals a milky varnish through which UV light cannot fully penetrate, however, there are several areas of fluorescence which may correspond to historic retouchings. There is a scratch to the left edge (approx. 8cm) with some tiny associated pigment loss. There are some minor losses and nicks to the board along all four edges corresponding to frame abrasion and historic wear. There are some tiny surface accretions in places. This work is in overall good condition.
Marcellin Castaing & Jean Leymarie, Soutine, Paris and Lausanne, 1963, pl. XXXI, illustrated in colour Renata Negri, "Soutine", in L'Arte Moderna, vol. 10, Milan, 1967, no. 87, illustrated in colour p. 226 Pierre Courthion, Soutine. Peintre du déchirant, Lausanne, 1972, p. 280, illustrated fig. F Renata Negri, La Scuola di Parigi e i suoi protagonisti, Milan, 1977, p. 191, illustrated p. 186 Maurice Tuchman, Esti Dunow & Klaus Perls, Chaim Soutine. Catalogue raisonné, Cologne, 1993, vol. I, p. 494, no. 118, illustrated in colour p. 497
Marcellin & Madeleine Castaing, Paris Madeleine Castaing, Paris Sale: Tajan, Thursday, 31st March 2005, lot 23 Purchased at the above sale by the present owner