Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sketch for "Le Cenci"

Artist:
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 15 5/8 in. (31.1 x 39.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.18
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed (lower left): Balthus Les Cenci
Pierre Matisse, New York (by 1982–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Spoleto. Palazzo Racani Arroni. "Balthus: Disegni e acquarelli," June 22–July 31, 1982, no. 30.

Kyoto Municipal Museum. "Balthus," June 17–July 22, 1984, no. 36 (lent by Pierre Matisse, New York).

Andros. Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation. "Balthus: Schedia, udatographies, elaiographies/ Dessins, aquarelles, huiles," June 30–September 17, 1990, no. 25.

Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici. "Balthus: Peintures, aquarelles, dessins," October 8–November 18, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 78).

Kunstmuseum Bern. "Balthus: Zeichnungen," June 18–September 4, 1994, no. 21.

Venice. Palazzo Grassi. "Balthus," September 9, 2001–January 6, 2002, no. 161.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Rétrospective Balthus," April 19–June 22, 2014, no. D19 (as "Étude pour 'Les Cenci,' acte I, scène 3").

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Balthus," July 5–September 7, 2014, no. D19 (as "Étude pour 'Les Cenci,' acte I, scène 3").

Giovanni Carandente. Balthus: Drawings and Watercolors. Boston, 1982, p. 40, no. 30, ill.

Francisco Calvo Serraller in Balthus. Exh. cat.Madrid, 1996, pp. 30–31, ill. p. 29.

Virginie Monnier in Virginie Monnier and Jean Clair. Balthus: Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works. Paris, 1999, p. 505, no. T1609, ill.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 30–31, 149, ill. (color).



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