Léon Zack born 1892
Inscribed 'Léon Zack 59' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 38 x 51 (96.5 x 129.5)
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Knapping Fund and Grant-in-Aid) 1959
Prov: With Waddington Galleries, London (purchased from the artist)
Exh: House Exhibition No.2, Waddington Galleries, London, August 1959 (no catalogue); Léon Zack, Waddington Galleries, London, December 1959 (14, repr.)
Repr: Pierre Courthion, Léon Zack (Paris 1961), p.47 in colour (wrongly dated 1960)
The artist said that this picture was painted in his apartment at Vanves without any preliminary drawings and without any preconceived idea in mind. He no longer gives titles to his pictures. (Letter of 20 August 1975).
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.768, reproduced p.768