Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Summertime

Artist:
Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) (French, Paris 1908–2001 Rossinière)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. (60 x 73 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Himan Brown, by exchange, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.176
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Balthus 1935
the artist (1935–38; sold in 1938 to Gomès); Henriette Gomès, Paris (1938–d. 1994); her widower, André Gomès, Paris (1994–96; sold in 1996 to MMA)

Paris. Galerie Henriette Gomès. "Balthus," June 1966, no catalogue.

Ornans. Musée-Maison Natale Gustave Courbet. "Balthus dans la maison de Courbet," July 4–September 6, 1992, no. 10.

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. "Balthus," May 29–August 29, 1993, unnumbered cat. (p. 14; as "Etude pur La Montagne," lent by a private collection).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 108).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balthus Remembered," March 27–May 27, 2001, no catalogue.

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 63.

Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 63.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "Balthus: 100e anniversaire," June 16–November 23, 2008, no. 38.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Earth, Sea, and Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 6, 2012–January 4, 2013, not in catalogue.

Beijing. National Museum of China. "Earth, Sea, and Sky. Nature in Western Art: Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 1–May 9, 2013, not in catalogue.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Rétrospective Balthus," April 19–June 22, 2014, no. 19 (as "Étude pour 'La Montagne [L'Été]'").

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Balthus," July 5–September 7, 2014, no. 19.

Rome. Scuderie del Quirinale. "Balthus," October 24, 2015–January 31, 2016, unnumbered cat. (p. 76; as "Étude pour 'La Montagne' [L'Été]").

Kunstforum Wien. "Balthus: Balthasar Klossowski de Rola," February 24–June 19, 2016, unnumbered cat. (p. 109; as "Studie zu 'Der Berg [Summertime]'").

Gérard Régnier, ed. Balthus. Exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne. Paris, 1983, p. 344, no. 28, ill., calls it "Étude pour La Montagne".

Jean Leymarie. Balthus. Rev. enl. ed. (1st ed., Geneva, 1978). New York, 1990, p. 151.

Sabine Rewald in "Recent Acquisitions. A Selection: 1995–1996." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 54 (Fall 1996), p. 57, ill. (color).

Claude Roy. Balthus. Paris, 1996, ill. p. 246 (color), calls it "Étude pour 'La Montagne'".

Sabine Rewald. "Balthus's Magic Mountain." Burlington Magazine 139 (September 1997), pp. 622, 626–27, fig. 51 (color).

Virginie Monnier in Virginie Monnier and Jean Clair. Balthus: Catalogue Raisonné of the Complete Works. Paris, 1999, pp. 126–27, no. P87, ill., calls it "Étude pour 'La Montagne (Summertime)'".

William S. Lieberman. "Les Peintres de Paris à New York." Connaissance des arts no. 578 (December 2000), p. 130.

Sabine Rewald. Balthus: Time Suspended. Paintings and Drawings 1932–1960. Exh. cat., Museum Ludwig. Munich, 2007, pp. 29, 56, 62–63, fig. 46.

Dominique Radrizzani in Balthus:100e anniversaire. Ed. Jean Clair and Dominique Radrizzani. Exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Martigny, 2008, pp. 26, 244, no. 38, ill. p. 107 (color).

Sabine Rewald. Balthus: Cats and Girls. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2013, p. 159 n. 14.



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