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Property from a Private American Collection



Property from a Private American Collection


(1881 - 1973)


Inscribed Picasso, numbered 8/12 and stamped with the foundry mark A. Rudier Fondeur.Paris


Height (not including base): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

Executed in clay in 1902 and cast in bronze at a later date in an edition of 12 plus one cast numbered 0.

Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Chocolate brown patina. Some dust in the deeper crevices. Spots of verdigris scattered throughout, most notably to the figure's neck and proper right thigh. Some wear to the extreme edges. A single pindot spot of patina loss to the figure's proper left thigh. This work is in good condition.

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Elizabeth Royer, Paris

Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above circa 1995 and sold: Sotheby's, London, February 6, 2013, lot 412)

Acquired at the above sale

John Richardson, Picasso, An American Tribute, New York, 1962, no. 2, illustration of another cast n.p.

Roland Penrose, The Sculpture of Picasso, New York, 1967, illustration of another cast p. 50

Werner Spies, Pablo Picasso, Das Plastiche Werk, Berlin, 1983, no. 1, illustrations of another cast pp. 15 & 326

Werner Spies, Picasso, The Sculptures, Paris, 2000, no. 1, illustration of another cast p. 19

Brassaï: Picasso conversations avec la lumière (exhibition catalogue), Musée Picasso, Paris, 2000, illustration of the work in a photograph by Brassaï p. 293