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Property of an Important American Collection

Pablo Picasso

Femme nue couchée

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Property of an Important American Collection

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

Femme nue couchée

dated Boisgeloup 2 Avril XXXII (on the stretcher)

oil and Ripolin on canvas

51 ⅛ by 63 ⅝ in. 129.9 by 161.7 cm.

Executed in Boisgeloup on 2 April 1932.




1881 - 1973年


款識:紀年Boisgeloup 2 Avril XXXII(內框)


51 ⅛ x 63 ⅝ 英寸;129.9 x 161.7 公分


The Artist 

Estate of the artist 

Private Collection (acquired by descent from the above)

Acquired from the above on 2 May 2008 through Gagosian Gallery by the present owner 

Christian Zervos, ed., Cahiers d'Art: Picasso 1930-1935, Paris, 1936, p. 69, illustrated (titled Peinture and dated 1931) 
Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso: Oeuvres 1926 à 1932, vol. VII, Paris, 1955, no. 331, pl. 136, illustrated 
Exh. Cat., Málaga, Museo Picasso, La serie 'Mujer tendida en la playa' / The 'Reclining Woman on the Beach' Series, 2007, p. 69, illustrated in color (titled Nu couché) 
Exh. Cat., Barcelona, Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí, Picasso: L'homme de les mil màscares 2006, fig. 45, p. 52, illustrated in color (titled Nu couché (Marie-Thérése Walter))
Exh. Cat., Málaga, Museo Picasso and Madrid, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Pablo Picasso: 43 Obras, 2010, p. 145, illustrated in color 
Michael Cary, "Tentacle Erotica," Art in America, August 2011, pp. 104-05, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Boisgeloup, l'atelier normand de Picasso, 2017, p. 58, illustrated in color (titled Nu couché)
Exh. Cat., Málaga, Museo Picasso, Y Fellini soñó con Picasso, 2018, p. 57, illustrated (titled Desnudo acostado)
Jason Farago, "Picasso in 1932: Ingenious, Exhausting, Relentless," New York Times, 3 April 2018, p. C1
Paris, Grand Palais, Hommage à Pablo Picasso, 1966-67, no. 158, n.p., illustrated (titled Femme nue renversée)
Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Arts; Fukuoka, Municipal Museum; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum and Hiroshima Museum, Picasso, 1981, no. 32
London, Tate Gallery, Picasso: Sculptor/Painter, 1994, no. 96, p. 273; p. 123, illustrated in color 
Salzburg, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Picasso: A Contemporary Dialogue, 1996, no. 113, illustrated in color (titled Nu renversé)
Málaga, Museo Picasso, El Picasso de los Picassos, 2003-04, no. 23, p. 87, illustrated in color; p, 224, catalogued (dated 1 April 1932)
Basel, Fondation Beyeler and Paris, Musée National Picasso, The Surrealist Picasso, 2005, no. 55, p. 105, illustrated in color 
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Picasso's Marie-Thérèse, 2008, n.n., pl. 6., p. 56, illustrated in color in the catalogue
New York, Sotheby’s, Women. A Loan Exhibition Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper & Photographs from the Collection of Steven & Alexandra Cohen, 2009, n.n., illustrated in color 
New York, Gagosian Gallery, L'Amour fou: Picasso and Marie-Thérèse, 2011, n.n., pp. 160-61, illustrated in color 
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Picasso & the Camera, 2014-15, n.n., pp. 170-71, illustrated in color 
New York, Gagosian Gallery, Nude: From Modigliani to Currin, 2016, n.n., pp. 31 and 182, illustrated in color
London, Gagosian Gallery, Picasso Minotaurs and Matadors, 2017, n.n., pp. 50-51 and 253, illustrated in color
Paris, Musée Picasso, Picasso 1932. Année érotique, 2017-18, no. 37, p. 71, illustrated in color 
London, Tate Modern, Picasso 1932. Love Fame Tragedy, 2018, n.n., p. 109, illustrated in color