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Arthur Craco (Brussels, 1869-1955) Bust of a young girl, circa 1898 Glazed earthenware H 36 x W 32 x D 26 cm Incised signature Art. Craco Provenance: former collection Galerie J. and F. Dewindt Brussels, private collection Antwerp Literature: J. Watelet, Art Nouveau Belgique, Europalia 80-Belgique 150, Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, 19 December 1980-15 Februari 1981, exhibit n° 601 (céramique p. 393), ill. in catalogue; P. Lancz; Arthur Craco. Précurseur de son temps, cfr. catalogue n° 21 'Visage Art Nouveau', Edition Lancz Gallery, Brussels 2020
Francis Maere Fine Arts
Fernando Botero (Colombia, Medellin 1932) Concierto Campestre, 1990 Pencil on parchment paper 78 x 74 cm Signed and dated lower right: Botéro 90 Provenance: collection Emile Veranneman Literature: Sgarbi V., Botero, Arnoldo Mondadori Arte, Firenze, 1991, p. 114; Sullivan E.J., Fernando Botero drawings and watercolors, Rizzoli international publications, New York, 1993, p. 33 Exhibition: Botero Dipinti sculture Disegni, Forte di Belvedere, Firenze, 28.06-29.09.1991
Thomas Deprez Fine Arts
Pieter Braecke (Nieuwpoort 1858-1938 Brussels) Mantelpiece clock 'Le Jour et La Nuit', circa 1900 Patinated bronze, sand-casted H 42 x W 64.5 x D 10 cm Reworked by hand, with hammering and chasing, most likely an unique prototype; hands and clockwork missing. Recorded in a personal portfolio belonging to the artist (private coll.) Provenance: the artist's studio after his death in 1938; sale Christie’s, Monaco, 6 December 1987, lot 53, as: 'Victor Horta & Pierre Braecke'; sale at Boisgirard, Paris, 26 January 2001, lot 77, as: 'Victor Horta & Pierre Braecke'; private collection, Belgium The present mantelpiece clock was recently rediscovered as the sole effort of sculptor Pieter-Jan Braecke (1858-1938) through a vintage photographic reproduction in one of the artist's albums (private collection). The figures are closely related to the clocks designed by Pierre Braecke in collaboration with Victor Horta for Armand Solvay and Octave Aubecq. No other versions of the present clock have been recorded.
Serge Poliakoff (Moscow 1900-1969 Paris) Abstract composition, circa 1964 Oil on canvas 27 x 22 cm Monogrammed lower right: SP, signed on the back: Serge Poliakoff Literature: Alexis Poliakoff, Serge Poliakoff, Catalogue Raisonné by Serge Poliakoff: 1963-1965, vol IV, Munich, 2012, n° 64-90, p. 167, col. ill.
Stern Pissarro Gallery
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Limoges 1841-1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer) La Baie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, 1899 Oil on canvas 45.7 x 55 cm Signed lower left: Renoir Provenance: Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, acquired from the artist, 1901 (n° 6753); Paul Cassirer, Berlin, acquired from the above, 1911; Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, acquired from the above; Eddie Duchin, New York, acquired from the above, c. 1930; private collection, by descent from above, 1951; Robert H. Everitt, Madrid, by descent from above, as of 1980; Hôtel Président, Geneva, 1984; Daniel Varenne, Geneva, acquired at the above sale; Island Weiss Gallery, New York; Richard D. Simmons Collection, USA, acquired from the above in 2001
Galerie von Vertes
Joan Miró (Barcelona 1893-1983 Palma de Mallorca) Femme aux 3 cheveux, constellation, 26 July 1976 Oil on canvas 27 x 19 cm Signed lower right 'Miro' Verso signed, dated and titled 'MIRO/26/VII/76/ Femme/ aux 3 cheveux/Constellation' Provenance: family of the artist, Spain; private collection, Spain (acquired from the above) Literature: Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró, Catalogue Raisonné, Paintings, vol. VI: 1976-1981, Paris 2004, n° 1808 (ill. p. 84)
Galerie Dina Vierny
Robert Couturier (Paris, 1955) Talons hauts, 1993 Bronze H 139 x W 28 x D 26 cm Signed 'Couturier', numbered '3/6' and stamped with the mark of the Fonderie De Coubertin Literature: V. Da Costa, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre sculpté de Robert Couturier, 1998, n° 413; V. Da Costa, Robert Couturier, 2000, ill. p. 205
Galerie Dina Vierny
Judit Reigl (Kapuvár 1923-2020 Marcoussis) Écriture en masse, 1959 Oil on canvas 105 x 84 cm Signed and dated: Reigl 1959 (on the reverse) Provenance: private collection, Hungary Literature: Paris, Galerie Le Minotaure, Judit Reigl: 5 expositions à Paris, 2016; Paris, Galerie Dina Vierny, Judit Reigl, Première abstraction, 2021, ill. p. 112
Sam Francis (San Mateo 1923-1994 Santa Monica) Lower Ring (SFP66-7), 1966 Acrylic on canvas 245.2 x 198.3 cm Provenance: Yayoi Gallery/Ogawa, Tokyo; private collection, Belgium Exhibitions: New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Sam Francis, 25 October-13 November 1969; Palo Alto, Smith Andersen Gallery, Sam Francis: Four Decades, 27 February-23 April 1988; exhibition brochure, ill. Literature: Debra Burchett-Lere, Ed., Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings 1946-1994
study of a female head in profile
This well-known study has been published several times. It can be linked to a painting: "Woman reading" in Mannheim (Reiss-Engelhorn Museum), wich is probably a collaboration between Rubens and Boeckhorst (see literature Van Hout and Bütner). Yet our sketch differs in several points from the final work; even with the infrared of the (Mannheim-) work. For example, the woman is not wearing a hood (in contrast to Mannheim's infrared) and her hairstyle differs significantly from the final work, also he clothing differs. The head is very monumental and at the same time clearly painted after life. The work was quit dirty and changed considerably after restoration and cleaning. Oil on Canvas, 42,5 x 32,3cm
Maurice Verbaet Gallery
Luc Peire (Bruges 1916-1994 Paris) Aleksandre, 1981 Oil on canvas 200 x 250 cm Provenance: collection Stuyvesant, British American Tobacco collection Literature: M. Draguet, Art belge. Un siècle moderne. Collection Caroline et Maurice Verbaet, Brussels, Editeur Racine, 2012, pp. 164-165; C. Brasseur, Collection Caroline & Maurice Verbaet, Paris, Selena éditions, 2016, pp. 112-113