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La Musicienne by TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA

(POLISH, 1898 - 1980)

La Musicienne , 1929

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

45.59 in. (115.80 cm.) (height) by 28.74 in. (73.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed, dated and inscribed 'DE LEMPICKA. 29 PARIS.' (lower right)

Exhibited:

Paris, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, 41me exposition: société des artistes indépendants, January-March 1930, no. 2544, (titled Portrait de Mme Ira Perrot). Paris, Galerie Colette Weill, 1930. Marseilles, Les modernistes, 1933. New York, Julien Levy Gallery, Tamara de Lempicka, (Baroness de Kuffner), April 1941, no. 19 (titled Femme avec guitarre and dated 1928). Paris, Galerie Rol-Volmar, T. de Lempicka, oeuvres récentes et anciennes, 1930-1960, 1961. Paris, Galerie du Luxembourg, Tamara de Lempicka de 1925-1935, June-July 1972, p. 13, no. 34 (illustrated in color on the cover). Tokyo, Seibu Department Store and Osaka, Galerie Parco View, Tamara de Lempicka, 1980, no. 34 (illustrated; titled Femme bleue à la guitare). New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, A Selection of European and American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1983 (titled Femme bleue à la guitare). New York, Barry Friedman, Ltd., Tamara de Lempicka, 1983 (titled Femme bleue à la guitare). New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, The 19th and 20th Centuries: Paintings by American and European Masters, 1984 (titled Femme bleue à la guitare). New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Paris and New York 1925-1935: Art and Design, 1985 (titled Femme bleue à la guitare). Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts, Voices of Freedom: Polish Women Artists and The Avant-Garde, 1880-1990, 1991-1992, pp. 26 and 42 (illustrated in color; titled Femme bleue à la guitare). Washington, D.C., National Museum of Women in the Arts (on extended loan 1992-1993). Rome, Accademia di Francia Villa Medici and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Tamara de Lempicka: Tra eleganza e trasgressione, February-October 1994, pp. 69 and 102, no. 28 (illustrated in color, p. 69; illustrated again, p. 102; titled Femme bleue à la guitare). New York, Barry Friedman, Ltd., Tamara de Lempicka, October-November 1996 (illustrated in color). London, Royal Academy of Arts and Vienna, Kunstforum, Tamara de Lempicka: Art Deco Icon, May 2004-January 2005, p. 97, no. 31 (illustrated in color; detail illustrated in color, p. 5).

Literature:

T. de Lempicka, Annotated photo album, Lempicka Archives, Houston, 1923-1933, no. 93 L'Art Vivant, Paris, 1930, p. 466. Mobilier et Décoration, Paris, 1930. Die Dame, Berlin, April 1930 (illustrated in color on the cover). F. Vallon, "Chez Tamara de Lempicka" in La Revue de Médecin, May 1930, p. 33 (illustrated). Marseilles Soir, May 1933 (illustrated). W. Sauré, "Tamara de Lempicka stellt in Paris aus" in Die Weltkunst, 1 September 1972, vol. XLII, no. 17, p. 1190 (illustrated). “L’éternel feminin” in Nouvelles Littéraires, June-July 1972. Revista de Arte, November-December 1972, p. 177. G. Marmoni, Tamara de Lempicka, Milan, 1977, p. 88 (illustrated in color, p. 89). G. Marmoni, Tamara de Lempicka: Les oeuvres majeures de Tamara de Lempicka, Florence, 1978, p. 75 (illustrated in color, p. 64). T. Masuda, E. Ishioka, Tamara de Lempicka, Tokyo, 1980 (illustrated in color, pl. 34). F. Gilot, "Tamara" in Arts and Antiques, 1986, p. 67 (illustrated). G. Nèret, Tamara de Lempicka, Cologne, 1992, p. 29 (illustrated in color; titled Lady in Blue with Guitar). V. Arwas, Art Deco, New York, 1992, p. 2 (illustrated in color). E. Thormann, Tamara de Lempicka, Kunstkritik und Künstlerinnen in Paris, Berlin, 1993, p. 220, no. 54 (illustrated, no. 44; titled La Musicienne or Femme bleue à la guitare or Portrait Iraperrod or Die Lauterspielerin). R. Barbolini, "Vate, io dipingo non vengo a letto" in Panorama, 28 January 1994 (illustrated). G. Mori, Tamara de Lempicka, Parigi 1920-1938, Florence, 1994, pp. 79, 161 and 225, no. 62 (illustrated in color, p. 161; titled Femme bleue à la guitare ou La musicienne). A. Blondel, Tamara de Lempicka: Catalogue raisonné, 1921-1979, Lausanne, 1999, p. 200, no. B.117 (illustrated in color). L. Claridge, Tamara: A Life of Deco and Decadence, New York, 1999, pp. 339-340. E. Ansenk, Schilder van een andere Werkelijkheid in de Collectie van het Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Zwolle, 2006, p. 82 (illustrated in color, p. 83; detail illustrated in color on the cover). P. Bade, Tamara de Lempicka, New York, 2006, p. 70 (illustrated in color, p. 71).

Provenance:

Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris (by 1972). Private collection. Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York (acquired from the above). Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, circa 1979-1980); sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 8 May 2002, lot 31. Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroek (acquired from the above); stolen from the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, 1 May 2009; recovered and returned to the insurance company in July 2016.

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