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Pablo Picasso

Deux femmes nues

Property from The Nina Miller Collection

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Deux femmes nues

Deux femmes nues

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from The Nina Miller Collection

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

Deux femmes nues


dated 16.3.56 (upper right); signed Picasso on the reverse

painted terracotta tile 

20.4 by 20.4cm., 8 by 8in.

Executed on 16th March 1956; this work is unique.


Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

The ceramic is sound. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of damage or restoration. There are a few small losses to the glaze including to the left-hand figure's hair and to the left-hand side in the white. There is a nick to the reverse of the tile at the upper edge, not visible from the front. There is some wear to the extreme edges. There is a very faint vertical scratch towards the lower left hand corner. This work is in overall good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Andrea Bollt, New York (sold by their estate: Sotheby's, New York, 2nd May 2013, lot 168)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner