The World of Picasso: Unique Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso
PABLO PICASSO | PALETTE DE L'ARTISTE
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP
1881 - 1973
PALETTE DE L'ARTISTE
oil on wood
17.8 by 22 cm., 7 by 8⅝in.
Painted in 1973.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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The palette is sound. There are handling marks and stains to the extreme edges of the palette, many of which will be original to the artist's studio. There is light rubbing and flattening to the impasto and surface dirt throughout. The work 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