Colette assise, 1954

Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola)

Paris 1908 - 2001 Rosinière/Switzerland


Colette assise, 1954


Oil on canvas
81 x 64,8 cm
Signed lower left: "Balthus"
Signed with monogram and dated on verso

LITERATURE:
Exhib. cat. Balthus, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Paris 1983, no. 134, p. 362, ill.
Jean Leymarie, Balthus, Geneva 1993, p. 127, ill.
Jean Clair & Virginie Monnier, Balthus - Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre complet, New York 1999, no.
P 225, p. 165, ill. and p. 568
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, Balthus, Collection mémoire de l'art, Paris 2000, no. 78, p. 56, ill.

EXHIBITIONS:
Balthus, Bureau de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1956
Balthus, Galleria Galatea, Turin, 1958
Balthus, Galleria dell'Obelisco, Rome, 1958, no. 3
Balthus dans la maison de Courbet, Musée Gustave Courbet, Ornans, 1992, no. 31
Balthus, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, 1994, no. 15
Balthus, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 1996, ill.
Da Van Gogh a Bacon, Roberto Tassi e i pittori, Ottocento e Novecento in Europa, Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, 1998, ill.
Balthus - un atelier dans le Morvan 1953-1961, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, 1999, ill. 22, p. 69, ill. Das Gedächtnis der Malerei, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, 2000, p. 116, ill.
Balthus, De Piero della Francesca à Alberto Giacometti, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, 2002

PROVENANCE:
Albert Skira, Geneva
Private collection, New York
Thomas Gibson, London
Jan Krugier Collection, Geneva (acquired in 1989)
Private collection

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