Legumes dans un Bol et Huilier

Watercolour on elephant skin paper, 25 1/4 x 27 in, 64.1 x 68.6 cm, signed with the monogram, executed 1970

Literature: Virginie Monnier and Jean Clair, Balthus: Catalogue Raisonne of the Complete Works, Paris, 1999, illustrated no. D1193

Exhibitions: Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Balthus: Dessins et Aquarelles, 1971, no. 65; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Balthus in Chicago, 1980, no. 38 

Collections: Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris; Beadelston Gallery, New York; Dr. and Mrs Martin L. Gecht, Chicago; Given to the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005)

Nicolas de Stael

Ink on Chinese paper, 12 1/4 x 14 3/4in, 31.2 x 37cm

Collections: Private Collection, France (acquired from the artist); Thence by descent

This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of the works on paper by Nicolas de Staël, being prepared by Françoise de Staël.


Alberto Giacometti

Portrait of Louis Aragon

Pencil on paper, 20 5/8in x 14 1/2in, 52.5 x 37cm, signed lower right, executed in 1946

Literature: Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Nouvelles Editions Francaise, Paris, 1984, no. 144, p. 102, illustrated; Herausgegeben von Axel Matthes, Louis Aragon mit Anderson Wege zu Giacometti, Galerie Klewan, Munich, 1987, p. 20, illustrated; Angela Schneider, Alberto Giacometti, Sculpture, Painting, Drawings, Munich, New York, 1994, no. 65, illustrated.

Exhibited: Geneva, Musee Rath, Alberto Giacometti, Retour a la Figuration, 1933-1947, July 3rd-September 28th 1986; Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, October 15th 1986-January 5th 1987, p. 9, illustrated; Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Alberto Giacometti, Skulpturen-Gemalde-Zeichnunge-Graphik, October 9th 1987-January 3rd 1988; Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, January 29th-March 20th, 1988, cat. no. 100, p. 219, illustrated; Germany, Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde, Alberto Giacometti Portraits, June 17th-September 16th 2001; Museum Kunsthaus Kleve, October 7th 2001-January 6th 2002, cat. no. 9 illustrated; London, Lefevre Fine Art & Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Alberto Giacometti, November 17th-December 15th 2004, p. 33 illustrated; New York, Lefevre Fine Art and Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Works on Paper, exhibited at Adelson Galleries, 25th April-12th May 2005, cat. no. 24, illustrated p. 53; Hamburg, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Alberto Giacometti Begegnungen, 26th January-20th May 2013, p. 110, cat. no. 36, ill. 

Collections: Annick and Pierre Beres, Paris; Thence by descent, Lefevre Fine Art, London, Private Collection, Switzerland.


Lucian Freud

Portrait Head (Martin Gayford)

Etching on White Somerset paper, 15.3/4 x 12.9/16 in,(40 x 31.9 cm), executed in 2005, edition 27/46

Literature: Lucian Freud, catalogue for the exhibition at Museo Civici, Venice, Electa, 2005, p.188, no. 91; Martin Gayford, Apollo Magazine, August 2005, ”It's me looking at him looking at me”, reproduced p.17 and p. 28; Starr Figura, Lucian Freud, The Painter's Etchings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, p. 112, no. 82; Catherine Lampert, Lucian Freud, catalogue for the exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2007, p. 23; Lucian Freud: On Paper, Jonathan Cape, London 2008, p. 180; Martin Gayford, Man with a Blue Scarf- On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, Thames and Hudson, London 2010, ill. p 232

Collections: The Artist


Edward Burra

Flamenco Dancer (Spanish Cabaret)

Watercolour on paper, 64.6 x 73 cm, 25½ x 28¾ in, signed Ed Burra and dated (31,32), 1931

Literature: William Chappell, Edward Burra: A Painter Remembered by his Friends, Andre Deutsch, 1982, p.81, ill. in black & white; Andrew Causey, Edward Burra: Complete Catalogue, Phaidon Press, Oxford 1985, catalogue number 81, reproduced in black and white;Jane Stevenson, Edward Burra: Twentieth Century Eye, Jonathan Cape, London, 2007, p. 197.

Collections:The Artist; Private Collection (acquired c. 1975); Private Collection, UK

Philippe Anthonioz


Low Table

Bronze and glass, 55 x 95 x 95 cm, edition 4/8, created in 1997, cast in 2007

Exhibitions: London, Lefevre Fine Art, Philippe Anthonioz, 15th November-14th December 2007

Collections: Acquired directly from the Artist


Amedeo Modigliani

Portrait de Femme (Annie Bjarne)

Pencil on paper, signed and dated lower right, 27 Oct. 018/Modigliani/a/Dich, 13 x 10 in, 33.2 x 25.4 cm, executed October 1918

Literature: J. Lantheman, Modigliani 1884-1920, Catalogue Raisonne: sa Vie, son Oeuvre Complete, son Art, Barcelona 1970, p.376, no. 965 (reproduced, incorrectly titled: 'Madame Dich').

Exhibitions: London, Alex Reid & Lefevre, XIX and XX Century French Paintings and Drawings, October-November 1960, cat. no. 25, p. 14; Bonn, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Amedeo Modigliani, April 4th -August 17th 2009, cat no. 111, p.182, black & white; Saint-Tropez, Musee de l'Annonciade, France, Amedeo Modigliani, 3rd July-18th October 2010, cat. p.54, illustrated. 

Collections: The Artist; Anton Dich Stockholm; Ivan Dich, Stockholm; The Lefevre Gallery (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London), (stock no. 56/60); Private Collection, UK; Thence by Decent; Private Collection, Switzerland.

Lefevre holds a certificate of authenticity signed by Marc Restellini, dated 21st December 2000.

Augustus John

Family Group

Charcoal and pencil on paper, 12  x 14 in, 31.7 x 35.6 cm, executed.1910

Exhibitions: London, Lefevre Fine Art, Works on Paper, 7th February-18th March 2005, cat no. 9, reproduced in colour, p.23

Collections: The Artist; Thence by Descent