In 1955, as he was residing at the Château de Chassy in the Morvan for two years, Balthus created a large painting entitled “Getting up”. Balthus was inspired for this painting by the Italian masters and used his companion Frédérique Tison as a model. This masterful nude study, preparatory to the painting, was formely in the model’s collection. It reveals both her femininity and her fragility, and takes us to the heart of Balthus’ ambiguous artistic universe.
Height: 21.54 in. (54.7 cm)
Width: 16.62 in. (42.2 cm)