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1881 - 1973
Nu assis et amour
signed Picasso, dated 16.12.68. and numbered V (upper left)
pen and brush and ink on paper
44 by 31cm., 17¼ by 12⅛in.
Framed: 80 by 68cm., 31½ by 26¾in.
Executed on 16th December 1968.
Executed on laid paper and attached to the mount in 8 places on the reverse. The upper edge is partly serrated and all four edges are very slightly unevenly cut. The sheet is time stained and undulating in places. There is some very light creasing to the upper left corner and the centre of the upper edge. There are a few tiny spots of paper skinning to the edges on the reverse. There are remnants of an historic adhesive on the verso just visible on the centre of the lower edge and the lower right corner of the recto. There are a few tiny fly spots and spots of foxing only visible upon very close inspection. This work is in overall very 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."