Juan Gris

Juan Gris, Marcelle la Brune, lithograph, 1921

Marcelle La Brune

[Marcelle the Brunette]

Kahnweiler 2

color lithograph, 1921, the only known state, a very good impression, printed in dark bluish-green ink on grayish chine volant, with full margins, signed by the artist and numbered "22/50" in pencil, lower right

L. 300x235 mm.

Provenance: a private American collection

From late 1920 through the summer of 1921, Juan Gris stayed at Bandol on the French Mediterranean coast.

During his stay, he made a series of lithographs for the celebrated art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, including this striking portrait of Marcelle la Brune, a woman from a family of high social standing, who was his lover for this brief period of time.