Property from a Distinguished Private European Collection
1879 - 1953
signed Francis Picabia and dated 1934 (towards lower centre)
oil on canvas
45,6 x 54,8 cm; 18 x 21⅝ in.
Painted in 1934.
Provenant d'une Prestigieuse Collection Particulière Européenne
1879 - 1953
signé Francis Picabia et daté 1934 (en bas vers le centre)
huile sur toile
45,6 x 54,8 cm; 18 x 21⅝ in.
Peint en 1934.
The canvas is not lined. There is a milky and uneven varnish which appears to have slightly yellowed in areas and which prevents UV light from fully penetrating. Examination under UV light appears to reveal spots and lines of retouching scattered, notably along the extreme edges, to the figures foreheads and cheeks and in the green pigment. There are a few flecks of paint losses in places, most predominately to the left-hand figure. There are webs of stable craquelure mainly visible under racking light. There is frame rubbing associated with paint losses along the extreme edges. This work is in overall good condition.
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Galerie J. C. de Chaudun, Paris
Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above on August 18, 1959)
Thence by descent to the present owner
El País, Madrid, January 26, 1985, illustrated Art, no. 7, 1994, illustrated p. 86
"Eine Ruhmeshalle der Moderne", in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, 1994, illustrated
Noël Coret, Fauvisme, La Couleur en héritage, Paris, 2005, illustrated p. 221
William Camfield, Beverley Calté, Candace Clements & Arnauld Pierre, Francis Picabia, Catalogue raisonné, Brussels, 2019, vol. III, no. 1310, illustrated p. 313
Geneva, Petit Palais, Picasso et les peintres espagnols, 1980
Brussels, Musée d'Ixelles, Picabia 1879-1953, 1983, no. 63, illustrated in the catalogue (image reversed and dated 1935)
Seibu Takanawa, The Museum of Modern Art & Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, Francis Picabia, 1984, no. 53, illustrated in the catalogue
Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso & Barcelona, Centro Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Francis Picabia (1879-1953), Exposicio antologica, 1985, no. 114, illustrated in the catalogue p. 180
Nîmes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Francis Picabia, 1986, no. 99, illustrated in the catalogue p. 99 (image reversed)
Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Picabia et la Côte d'Azur, 1991, no. 50, illustrated in the catalogue p. 84
Gijón, Caja de Ahorros de Asturias, Picabia entre guerras, 1991, no. 41, illustrated in the catalogue p. 79 (titled Dos cabezas)
Apolda, Musée International de la Cloche, Von Picasso bis Man Ray : Schätze der Ecole de Paris, Atelier der Welt, 1994, p. 64
Hamburg, Deichtorhallen & Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Francis Picabia, Das Spätwerk 1933-1953, 1997-98, illustrated in the catalogue p. 37
Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Fukushima, Iwaki City Art Museum & Osaka, Kintetsu Museum of Art, Francis Picabia, 1999-2000, no. 043, illustrated in the catalogue
Turin, Palazzo Bricherasio, Da Renoir a Picasso: Un seccolo d'arte dal Petit Palais di Ginevra, 2001, p. 152
Krems, Kunsthalle Krems, Francis Picabia, 2012, illustrated in the catalogue p. 114