PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
Pencil on paper
10⅞ by 8½ in. (27.6 by 21.6 cm)
Framed: 20¾ by 16¾ in. (52.7 by 42.5 cm)
Executed in Paris in 1915.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet has been hinged to a mount at the upper left and upper right corners of its verso. The enter of the sheet is undulating, likely due to handling. There are a few minor spots of foxing. There are two minor creases in the lower left edge. There are a few other minor handling creases along the edges. The sheet is lightly time-stained overall. The work is in good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)
Josep Palau i Fabre, Picasso Cubism 1907-1917, New York, 1990, no. 1309, illustrated p. 438