Property from a Private Collection
1881 - 1973
titled (lower centre)
pen and ink on the reverse of a business card
10.1 by 6.2cm., 3⅞ by 2⅜in.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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Executed on a cream business card and attached to the backing board in two places along the upper edge of the verso of the card. The card is slightly time-stained. There are minor flattened creases to the very extreme corners and a few minuscule scuffs to the card, only visible upon close inspection. There is a faint studio stain (approx. 1cm long) to the lower right quadrant of the card, inherent to the artist's process. There is a small area of paper skinning to the verso towards the upper edge (approx. 2cm). This work is in overall good condition.
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Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris (acquired before 1918)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27th May, 1972
Galleria della Trinità, Rome
Acquired from the above by the present owner