PABLO PICASSO | SAINT ANTOINE ET ARLEQUIN
Cubism and Beyond
(1881 - 1973)
SAINT ANTOINE ET ARLEQUIN
Signed Picasso (lower right)
Brush and ink on paper
6¾ by 4⅛ in. (17 by 10.5 cm)
Framed: 16½ by 14½ in. (41.9 by 36.8 cm)
Executed in 1909.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Please note this work has not been examined out of its frame. This work is in very good condition. Executed on buff-colored lined notebook paper. The sheet is slightly undulating, most notably at the top edge, with some minor creasing along the same edge. Two minor flattened creases extending from the center left edge and top right edge of the sheet toward the center. The page is slightly and consistently time-stained overall.
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Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris
Max Pellequer, Paris
Dr. Tomasi, Paris (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, France (by descent from the above)
Sale: Leclere, Marseille, December 21, 2013, lot 137
Private Collection, France
Acquired from the above
The first owner of this work was Guillaume Appolinaire, one of the foremost poets of the twentieth century. Apollinaire was one of Picasso's closest confidants during his early years in Paris and helped to champion the Cubist style.