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Property of an Important American Collection

Pablo Picasso

Femme nue couchée

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May 18, 01:03 AM GMT


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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