Lot 40
  • 40

Pablo Picasso

500,000 - 700,000 USD
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  • Pablo Picasso
  • Homme couché et femme assise
  • Dated 19 1 43 (upper right)
  • Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
  • 19 7/8 by 25 7/8 in.
  • 50.6 by 65.7 cm


Estate of the artist

Marina Picasso (the artist's granddaughter; by descent from the above)

Jan Krugier, Geneva (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, London, February 6, 2014, lot 115)

Acquired at the above sale


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 color in the catalogue

Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 152, illustrated in color 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 color in the catalogue


Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1942 et 1943, vol. XII, Paris, 1960, 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. 193

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)