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The Property of an Important Private Swiss Collector
1881 - 1973
signed Picasso (lower right); dated 13.8.70. I (upper right); dated 13.8.70. I (on the verso)
colored crayon, pastel and pencil on card
8¾ by 12⅛ in.
22.3 by 30.8 cm.
Executed on 13 August 1970.
Executed on cardboard. The sheet is hinged at two places along the top edge verso to the mat. The top edge is deckled, and there is one half-inch loss to the top edge center with an associated half-inch tear. The lower right corner is bumped slightly. There is a flattened crease at the upper left edge near the corner. Scattered spots of accretion along the left edge center and lower left corner. One 1/2 inch indent at the lower edge center. One loss to the figure's proper left thigh. Minor losses to the white pigments throughout the body. The surface has irregularity which is inherent to its medium. This work is in overall very good condition.
Framed: 15 3/4 by 19 1/8 in. (40 by 48.5 cm.)
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich
Private Collection, Switzerland (acquired in the late 1980s)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Dessins en noir et en couleurs, 1971, no. 151, p. 80, illustrated in color