Lot 118
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PABLO PICASSO | Vue de Notre-Dame de Paris

100,000 - 150,000 GBP
249,000 GBP
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  • Pablo Picasso
  • Vue de Notre-Dame de Paris
  • dated 13.4.45. on the reverse
  • oil on canvas


Estate of the Artist
Marina Picasso (by descent from the above; sale: Sotheby's, London, 4th February 2004, lot 279)
Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)
Private Collection, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owner


New York, Jan Krugier Gallery, Picasso "Petit formats": Works from the Marina Picasso Collection, 1989, no. 30
Geneva, Musée du Petit Palais, Picasso, passion et création. Les 30 dernières années, 1998, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue
Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Picasso, Paisaje interior y exterior, 1999-2000, no. 90, illustrated in the catalogue


Picasso Im Zweiten Weltkrieg (exhibition catalogue), Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1988, p. 27, illustrated in a photograph by Brassaï, n.p.
Siegfried Gohr, 'Picasso im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939 bis 1945', in The Burlington Magazine, 1991, vol. 133, no. 1057, p. 275
Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1944 à 1946, Paris, 1963, vol. XIV, no. 102, illustrated pl. 48
Jean Leymarie, Picasso Métamorphoses et Unité, Geneva, 1971, illustrated in the catalogue p. 56
Brassai / Picasso, conversations avec la lumière (exhibition catalogue), Musée Picasso, Paris, 2000, illustrated in a photograph by Brassaï n.p.
Picasso & the Camera (exhibition catalogue), Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2014, illustrated in a photograph by Brassaï n.p.

Catalogue Note

‘Even the architectural studies Picasso made of familiar sites and monuments in the immediate environs of Paris strike a sanguine note. These date from mid-1943 onward. Although generally dark and claustrophobically patterned, they concentrate on well-known structures – bridges, Notre-Dame, the Vert-Galant – and seem to celebrate the beauty and lasting humanistic quality of this built environment.'

Steven A. Nash
(in Picasso and the War Years  1937-1945 (exhibition catalogue) Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1999, p.35)