Lot 701 , § Nicolas de Stael (1914-1955) Composition, 1950 13 x 21.75in.
§ Nicolas de Stael (1914-1955)
oil on canvas
signed, 1968 Redfern Gallery Exhibition label verso
13 x 21.75in.
Theodore Schempp, New York
Knoedler & Co., New York
Mr & Mrs Benjamin Heller, New York
Private Collection, Switzerland
The Redfern Gallery Ltd, London
John R. Baddeley (purchased from the Redfern Gallery Ltd June 24th 1968 as 'Composition 1951 [sic]')
Gifted by John R. Baddeley to the present owner
USA 1955-1956, cat. no. 8
Summer Exhibition, Redfern Gallery, June-Sept 1968, cat. no. 67
Andre Chastel (Ed.), Nicolas de Stael Catalogue Raisonné des Peintres, Paris 1968, p. 130, no. 213, illustrated
Francoise de Stael (Ed.), Nicolas de Stael: Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre Peint, Neuchâtel 1997, p. 126, no. 251, illustrated
Oil on original canvas in honest untouched condition, may well have never been cleaned in its life, heavy impasto paint now a little dirty and would benefit from a clean, canvas beneath is slightly undulating due to the thickness of the paint upon it, signed lower left, housed in the original canvas lined and gilt frame, with label verso for the Redfern Gallery 1968 along with a small label for Marcel Schneider of Lausanne
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Sold for £250,000