RENE BUTHAUD (1886 - 1986)
Massive untitled preparatory drawing of a nude athlete, France, ca. 1937 (framed)
Gouache, charcoal, and graphite, fabric-backed paper
Signed R. BUTHAUD
Sight: 79" x 37"
Provenance: The artist
Michel Fortin, Paris
Collection of Stephen Engel, Florida
Literature: Cruège, René Buthaud 1886 - 1986, 1996, p. 14-15, 185
Exhibited: René Buthaud: Collection of the Artist, Michel Fortin Gallery, New York, 1981, cat. p. 19
Design for one of four massive vases for the Stade du Parc Lescure (now the Stade Chaban-Delmas), Bordeaux. Twelve preparatory drawings were completed
one is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, two are in private collections, and the other nine are being offered in this sale. The vases were completed in 1937 and remain outside the stadium today.