Lady Abdy
Artist: Balthus
Artwork: Lady Abdy
Size: 185.1 x 134.9 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1935
Marks: Signed with initials and dated 'Bs - 1935' (lower left); Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Lady Iya Abdy, Paris (acquired from the artist, 1935 and until at least 1984); Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London and Thomas Ammann Fine Art, AG., Zurich (until 1985); Private collection, Norway; sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1988, lot 82; Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner
Exhibition history: Paris, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Balthus, November 1983-May 1984, pp. 132 and 344, no. 10/29 (illustrated and illustrated again in color; listed as signed and dated on the reverse) and p. 70, no. 8 (illustrated in color, p. 71) respectively

Christie's New York

Date: 2015-11-09
Lot Number: 18