Maya Widmaier Picasso has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, Picasso’s Klassizismus Werke 1914-1934, 1988, no. 9
The Picasso Project, Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture From Cubism to Neoclassicism 1917-1919, San Francisco, 1995, no.18-162, illustrated p. 145
Josep Palau I Fabre, Picasso from the Ballet to Drama (1917-1926), Barcelona, 1999, no. 295, illustrated p.107
In the present composition, Madame Patri is seated in a brocade-covered, high-backed chair that appears in a number of other works from this period, including the portrait of Mme. Rosenberg and her daughter. Three other less highly-finished drawings represent the same sitter (Picasso Project nos. 18-159 -161)
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