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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
GUITARE SUR UNE TABLE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
160

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
GUITARE SUR UNE TABLE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 102,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

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Pablo Picasso
1881-1973
GUITARE SUR UNE TABLE
signed Picasso and dated 11.20. (upper left)
pencil and charcoal on paper
27 by 21cm., 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 in.
Executed in November 1920.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Maya Widmaier Picasso.

Provenance

Léon Bloch, Paris
Private Collection, Paris

Catalogue Note

From 1917 onwards, Picasso worked in both naturalistic and Synthetic Cubist styles, frequently treating the same subject in different manners. The present work belongs to a series executed in 1920 that incorporate the table and guitar as a pictorial motif.

Discussing Picasso's work from this period, John Richardson suggests that 'the development of this last great period of Synthetic Cubism can easily be followed through the Guéridons - still lifes on a pedestal table... which are a recurrent feature... No longer did Picasso feel obligated to investigate the intricate formal and spatial problems that preoccupied him ten years before. Instead he felt free to relax and exploit his cubist discoveries in a decorative manner that delights the eye... Never again did the artist's style recapture the air of magistral calm that is such a feature of this last great phase of Cubism' (John Richardson, Picasso, An American Tribute, New York, 1962, p. 52).

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

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