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Jules Pascin

(Bulgarian/French, 1885-1930)

L'attente de l'enfant prodigue

1918
oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm (25⅝ x 31⅞ in.)
indistinctly inscribed (lower right)

R. Bessard (by 1984)
Perls Galleries, New York
Private collection, Canada (acquired from the above)
Sale: Sotheby's New York, 6 November 2015, lot 395
Private collection, London (acquired at the above sale)

Y. Hemin, G. Krohg, K. Perls & A. Rambert, Pascin, Catalogue raisonné pastels, peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins, vol. I, Paris, 1984, pp. 156 & 400, no. 301 (illustrated)

“Pascin… has taken woman much as she is, sometimes with flaws, often lovely, and he has shown us that her body need be neither a mirror of divine perfection nor the object of humiliation and shame, but simply beautiful in the fact of its existence” - Tom L. Freudenheim

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