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Girl at a Window

Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière )

Date:
1957
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
63 x 63 3/4 in. (160 x 161.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.3
Rights and Reproduction:
©Balthus
  • Provenance

    Baronne Alix de Rothschild, Paris; David de Rothschild, France; [Galerie Beyeler, Basel, until 1983; sold on August 26, 1983 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1983–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Turin. Galleria Civica d'Arte. "7ème Biennale. Peintres d'aujourd'hui: France—Italie," September–November 1961, no. 13.

    Paris. Musée des Arts Décoratifs. "Balthus," May 21–June 27, 1966, no. 32.

    Knokke le Zoute. Casino Communal. "Balthus," July–September 1966, no. 30.

    Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Balthus: Paintings and Drawings 1934 to 1977," November 15–December 15, 1977, no. 7.

    Paris. Centre Georges Pompidou. "Balthus," November 4, 1983–January 23, 1984, no. 52/178.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balthus," February 29–May 13, 1984, no. 40.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 271).

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 295).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balthus Remembered," March 27–May 27, 2001, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balthus: Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations," September 25, 2013–January 12, 2014, no. 38.

  • References

    Alexander Watt. "Balthus and Realism." Studio 166, no. 846 (1963), ill. p. 144.

    Jean Leymarie. Balthus. 2nd enl. ed. New York, 1982, p. 82, ill. p. 79.

    Stanislas Klossowski de Rola. Balthus. London, 1983, pl. 56.

    Sabine Rewald. Balthus. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, p. 50, no. 40, ill. p. 136.

    Wolfgang Sauré. "Pariser Ausstellungen: Balthus." Das Kunstwerk 37, no. 2 (1984), ill. p. 45.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, ill. p. 9 (color, installation photo).

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 269–71, 293, ill. (color and bw).

    Sabine Rewald. Balthus: Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2013, pp. 128, 136, 138–39, no. 38, ill. (color).

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