Lot 115
  • 115

Pablo Picasso

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 GBP
Sold
602,500 GBP
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Description

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Femme contemplant un homme endormi
    (Homme couché et femme assise)
  • dated 19 j 43 (upper right)
  • pen and ink and wash on paper

Provenance

Estate of the artist (inv. 4373)
Marina Picasso (the artist's granddaughter; by descent from the above)
Acquired from the above by the late owner

Exhibited

Munich, Haus der Kunst; Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle; Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut & Zurich, Kunsthaus, Collection Marina Picasso, 1981-82, no. 223, illustrated in the catalogue
Venice, Centro di Cultura di Palazzo Grassi, Picasso, Opere dal 1895 al 1971 dalla Collezione Marina Picasso, 1981, no. 267, illustrated in the catalogue
Tokyo, National Gallery of Modern Art & Kyoto, Municipal Museum Kyoto, Picasso, Masterpieces from Marina Picasso Collection and from Museums in USA and USSR, 1983, no. 175, illustrated in the catalogue
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria & Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Picasso, 1984, no. 138, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 152, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Das Ewige Auge - Von Rembrandt bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2007, no. 195, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, œuvres de 1942 et 1943, Paris, 1960, vol. XII, no. 218, illustrated p. 112
The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture. Nazi Occupation, 1940-1944, San Francisco, 1999, no. 43-020, illustrated p. 187

Catalogue Note

'When a man watches a woman asleep, he tries to understand; when a woman watches a man asleep, she wonders what sauce she’s going to eat him with.' (Pablo Picasso to Geneviève Laporte, quoted in John Richardson, A Life of Picasso, Volume I: 1881-1906, New York, 1991, p. 317)


 

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