PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
Pencil on paper
12½ by 9¾ in. (31.8 by 24.8 cm)
Framed: 20½ by 17⅛ in. (52.7 by 43.5 cm)
Executed in Paris in summer 1914.
The work is in excellent condition. Executed on cream-colored laid paper. The sheet is hinged to a mount in 6 places along the edges of its verso. The left, top, and right edges are deckled.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)
Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Supplément aux années 1914 à 1919, vol. XXIX, Paris, 1975, no. 27, illustrated pl. 12
Josep Palau i Fabre, Picasso Cubism 1907-1917, New York, 1990, no. 1058, illustrated p. 367