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Study for “The Moth”

Study for “The Moth”

Artist: Balthus (French, 1908–2001)
Culture: French
Date: c. 1959-1960
Medium: Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches (55.2 x 43.8 cm)
Mat: 25 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches (63.8 x 52.1 cm)
Classification: Drawing
Credit Line: Gift of Ambassador Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Provenance: Probably (Gallery: Gertrude Stein, New York); purchased by Ambassador Carl Spielvogel [b. 1928] and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel [b. 1932]; gift 2001 to Duke University Museum of Art, now Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Object number: 2001.30.1