Lot 127
  • 127

Pablo Picasso

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Pablo Picasso
  • Les Acrobates - recto
    Dresseur de Lion - verso
  • pen and ink on paper
  • 23.5 by 15cm., 9 1/4 by 5 7/8 in.
Draisseur de Lion - verso


Private Collection, Switzerland
Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 8th December 1999, lot 296
Purchased at the above sale by the late owner

Catalogue Note

This drawing is executed on pages taken from a copy of Oeuvres dramatiques de Shakespeare edited by Horace Meyer and published by Imprimerie d'Amedie Saintin, Paris, 1835. The subject is related to the circus theme which preoccupied Picasso during 1905, and culminated in the great oil painting Les Saltimbanques of the same year (see: Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1895 a 1906, Paris, vol. I, pl. 123, no. 285, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)