Property from a Private Collection
1881 - 1973
VISAGE D'HOMME VERS LA GAUCHE
pencil on paper
27.3 by 19cm., 10¾ by 7½in.
Framed: 52 by 42cm., 20½ by 16½in.
Drawn in Avignon in 1914.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, hinged to the mount in two places along the upper edge and in one place along the centre of the lower edge, floating in its mount. The right, left and lower edges are deckled. The sheet is gently undulating. There is a minor horizontal stain to the background at the centre of the left edge, measuring approx. 5cm. This work is in overall good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist's granddaughter, by descent from the above. Sold: Sotheby's, New York, 18th May 2018, lot 93)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Josep Palau i Fabre, Picasso, Cubisme 1907-1914, Paris, 1990, no. 1170, illustrated p. 397
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Picasso the Draughtsman, 103 Works from the Marina Picasso Collection, 1993, no. 24