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La Escuela del Sur: Property from the Estate of Bernard Chappard Online

May 18, 2018, 12:00 PM EST | New York, NY, US    Timed Auction

Lot 3: JOAQUÍN TORRES-GARCÍA (1874-1949) | Café de París

JOAQUÍN TORRES-GARCÍA (1874-1949) | Café de París
Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000
  • Consignment Designation: Property from the Estate of Bernard Chappard
  • Description: signed lower right, also dated "28" lower left; 
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: Unframed: 11 1/2 by 16 7/8 in.; 29.2 by 43 cm
  • Dimensions Alt: Framed: 14 1/2 by 19 1/2 in.; 36.8 by 49.5 cm
  • Executed: Painted in 1928.

    This work is included in the Joaquín Torres García Online Catalogue Raisonné ( as no. 1928.08. 

  • Exhibited: Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, April – May, 1973; Barcelona, Museo de Arte Moderno, June, 1973,  Exposición Antológica Torres-García, no. 51
  • Provenance: Estate of the artist
    Manolita Piña de Torres-García, Montevideo
    Sale: Christie's, New York, December 1, 1981, lot 1 
    Acquired at the above sale 
  • Condition: This work on canvas is still on its original stretcher. It appears to be unlined, although the edges have been covered with paper tape. The non-original varnish is scuffed above the signature and in the lower right quadrant. The retouches do not show clearly under ultraviolet light, but are visible to the naked eye in the upper right corner, in spots along the top edge, broadly along the left edge, and across the bottom edge. The condition is better within the picture proper. There are isolated retouches, including a group in and around the inscription "CAFE RE" in the upper right. The work could be hung as is. (This condition report has been provided courtesy of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.)
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Lot 3: JOAQUÍN TORRES-GARCÍA (1874-1949) | Café de París
La Escuela del Sur: Property from the Estate of Bernard Chappard Online
May 18, 2018, 12:00 PM EST