Pablo Picasso: Souvenirs de Vacances. Unique Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso. Online Sale.
PABLO PICASSO | CENTAURE PORTANT SUR SON DOS UN PETIT FAUNE
Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP
PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
CENTAURE PORTANT SUR SON DOS UN PETIT FAUNE
dated 5 Novembre 46, numbered 1 and inscribed antibes on the verso
pencil on paper
Sheet: 50.5 by 65.6cm., 19⅞ by 25⅞in.
Framed: 76.5 by 92cm., 30⅛ by 36¼in.
Drawn in Antibes on 5th November 1946.
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Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, hinged to the mount in four places along the upper edge, and floating in the over-mount. The left and right edges are deckled and the upper and lower edges are slightly unevenly torn. The sheet is slightly time-stained, and there is some scattered foxing in places. There are three small stains towards the left part of the upper edge (which relate to some accretions on the verso), and some other scattered tiny fly-spot accretions throughout. There are some small tape remnants to the verso that relate to previous mounting. This work is in overall good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)
Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1944 à 1946, Paris, 1963, vol. XIX, no. 271, illustrated pl. 128