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The World of Picasso: Unique Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso




1881 – 1973


dated 17.6.61 on the reverse

oil on card

29 by 37.8cm., 11½ by 14⅞in.

Painted on 17th June 1961.

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This palette is formed of cut corrugated cardboard. The edges of the card are irregularly cut. There is creasing to the upper right corner and to the palette hole, with a tear to the uppermost layer of card (not penetrating both layers) to the left of the hole. There is light surface dust throughout. There are handling marks, all inherent to the artist's studio practice. There is evidence of oil residue throughout, inherent to the nature of the material used. The palette is in overall good condition.

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Estate of the artist

Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)

Münster, Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Im Atelier des Künstlers, 2010

Madrid, Fundación Mapfre, Picasso en el taller, 2014