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Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso
SKETCHBOOK COVERS AND SEVERAL PAGES CONTAINING ASSORTED NOTES
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Pablo Picasso
1881-1973
SKETCHBOOK COVERS AND SEVERAL PAGES CONTAINING ASSORTED NOTES
various pages: pencil, pen and ink or black crayon on paper
each: approx. 14.2 by 8.7cm., 5 5/8 by 3 3/8 in.
Executed in 1905.
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Provenance

Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso Collection
Private Collection (acquired from the above)

Exhibited

Venice, 1981, some notepages illustrated in the catalogue
Munich & travelling, 1981-82, several notepages illustrated in the catalogue
Tokyo & Kyoto, 1983, some notepages illustrated in the catalogue
London, 1988, several notepages illustrated in the catalogue
Barcelona & Bern, 1992, several notepages illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Glimcher & Glimcher (ed.), no. 1, illustrated p. 20; nos. 12 & 13, illustrated p. 28; nos. 31-33, illustrated p. 42; nos. 38 & 39, illustrated p. 44, nos. 40-42, illustrated p. 45; nos. 48-51, illustrated p. 50;
John Richardson, a notepage illustrated p. 345
Jean Clair (ed.), fol. 32, illustrated p. 32 & fol. 48, illustrated p. 33
Hélène Seckel, 1994, some pages illustrated p. 293

Catalogue Note

The present collation of notes comprising a number of sheets from the sketchbook include fascinating insights into the life of Picasso in 1905. The probable date of sale for the masterpiece Famille de Saltimbanques is circled with a line indicative of a heart shape or shield - the notation of a delighted young artist in need of money. Another page details an address and directions to the home of Ricardo Canals, Picasso’s great friend who helped him with his first etchings, and Max Jacob’s addresses in Paris and Quimper are also noted. A list of the pigments Picasso purchased for the painting of Saltimbanques and his thoughts on which colours to use for the figures are also included, together with several other documents showing Picasso’s finances and personal notes.

For a transcription of the notes written in the sketchbook page by page, see the 1992 exhibition catalogue from Bern and Barcelona titled Picasso 1905-06, p. 184.

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