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Label Artist: BALTHUS (1908-2001) Portraits, natural or urban landscapes, interior scenes: the work of Balthus (Count Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, born in Paris in the family of Polish origin, husband of the Japanese painter Setsuko), classical in its scale and subjects, in the mastery and rigor of its composition, echoes the Italian Quattrocento as much as it does Courbet or Cézanne. The drawing he did for Mouton Rothschild 1993 takes up a recurring motif in his work: that of an adolescent girl with an absent gaze, with a perverse and fragile grace... Magic of an art that is both oblique and limpid, which leads to the far reaches of desire and dreams. Provenance: Private wine cellar from a Villa in the South of France. (preserved in the cellar with regulated hydrometry and temperature)