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Francis Picabia

Untitled

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

Untitled

Untitled

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Francis Picabia

1879 - 1953

Untitled 


Signed Francis Picabia (lower left)

Oil on canvas

24 3/8 by 20 1/8 in. (62 by 51 cm)

Framed: 25 1/4 by 20 7/8 in. (64 by 53 cm)

Painted circa 1934.

The canvas has not been lined. The surface is very richly textured with scattered lines of cracking inherent to the artist's technique. 3 pinholes are visible to the top right corner. There is a pindot spot of paint loss to the extreme bottom left corner. Under UV light: a thick layer of varnish is difficult to read through, though a few strokes of inpainting are visible to the figure's right eyelid and right edge of face, in 2 spots along the extreme bottom edge as well as the letters "CAB" in the artist's signature. The work is in good condition.


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Estate of the artist
Acquired by the present owner in 1989
William A. Camfield, Beverly Calté, Candace Clements, Arnaud Pierre & Pierre Calté, Francis Picabia, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, New Haven & London, 2019, no. 1305, illustrated in color p. 310