Therese Sur Une Banquette
Artist: Balthus
Artwork: Therese Sur Une Banquette
Size: 72.7 x 91.9 cm
Medium: Oil on board
Creation year: 1939
Marks: Signed and dated 'Balthus 1939' (lower left)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Frank Perls, Beverly Hills (acquired from the artist, 1962); Acquired from the previous by the late owners, April 1962
Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Balthus, September-October 1964, no. 10 (illustrated); Berkeley, University Art Museum, Balthus: Matrix, November-December 1980 (illustrated); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Monet to Matisse: French Art in the Southern California Collections, June-August 1991, p. 133 (illustrated in color; titled Interior); Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Balthus, September 2001-January 2002, p. 264, no. 60 (illustrated in color, p. 267; with incorrect support); New York, The Metropolitan Museum, Balthus: Cats and Girls, September 2013-January 2014, p. 88, no. 13 (illustrated in color on the cover; illustrated in color again, p. 89; titled Therese on a Bench Seat and with incorrect support)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-13
Lot Number: 8A
Low Estimate: $12000000 [+37%]
High Estimate: $18000000 [-8%]
Hammer Price: $16500000
Sold For: $19002500