147
147
Pablo Picasso
NU DE DOS SE COIFFANT
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
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147
Pablo Picasso
NU DE DOS SE COIFFANT
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

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Pablo Picasso
1881-1973
NU DE DOS SE COIFFANT
pen and ink on paper
40 by 29cm., 15 3/4 by 11 1/2 in.
Executed in 1906.
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Provenance

Sale: Karl & Faber, Munich, 4th December 1996, lot 735
Acquired by the present owner circa 1999

Exhibited

Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Picasso and his Work 1900-1932, 1966-1967, no. 10

Literature

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Supplément aux années 1903-1906, Paris, 1970, vol. 22, no. 420, illustrated pl. 148

Catalogue Note

This work was probably executed in the summer of 1906 during Picasso and Fernande's sojourn in the Spanish town of Gósol. Here, the artist found the peace and quiet in which to concentrate on experimenting in his work. He did a series of paintings and studies of women doing their hair, most notably La Toilette, now in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and Le Harem in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Although the women in these pictures suggest that Fernande was his model, the elongated limbs and upstretched arms entwined in hair have a striking similarity to Ingres' Odalisques, and in particular the Vénus Anadyomene in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
In the present work, the elongated, angular forms of the nude standing in contraposto also relates to the sculpture Bois de Gósol Picasso created from a gnarled piece of boxwood he found (Musée Picasso, Paris).

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

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