Contemporary, Modern Art and Old Masters

Auction 176 - 26 september 2020

Contemporary, Modern Art and Old Masters Lot 132

Maria Gutierrez Blanchard (Spain / 1881 - 1932)
Le Vannier (The Basket-maker) (ca. 1924)


€ 70 000 - 90 000

Maria Blanchard made six versions of this performance in 1924, including two large-format oil paintings, of which this one (version n°3) is one. Blanchard wrote in a letter to Franck Flausch (the first owner of this work) on 31/01/1925: "... Le Grand Vannier, pas de prix, car je croix qu'il est invendable. Je l'ai fait trop grand. Quelle bêtise de faire des tableaux si grands. Enfin, vous verrez si on peut le vendre, et pour le prix, on verra sur place ... "Blanchard alludes to her arrival in Brussels for the exhibition in the spring of 1925. The largest version (163 x 97 cm) is located in the Musée National d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
"XVIIme Salon" Cercle Artistique et Littéraire, Charleroi 1953
"Maria Blanchard" Waldemar George, Ceux de Demain, Brussels 1927, pl. IX reprod.
"Catalogue raisonné des oeuvres de Maria Blanchard" Liliane Caffin Madaule, London 1992-94 Tome II, p. 246 reprod.
coll. Franck Flausch, Brussels

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