Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction featuring The Now

Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction featuring The Now

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Property from a Canadian Family Collection

Pablo Picasso

Tête de femme

Auction Closed

March 6, 07:55 PM GMT


2,500,000 - 4,000,000 GBP

Lot Details


Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1972

Tête de femme

numbered 1/6 (on the base)


height: 54. 1 cm. 21 ¼ in.

Conceived in Vallauris in 1951 and cast in bronze by the Godard Foundry, Paris. This work is number 1 from an edition of 6 examples plus 1 artist's proof.  

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

Private Collection, Canada (acquired circa the 1960s)

Thence by descent to the present owners

Jaime Sabartés and Wilhelm Boeck, Picasso, New York and Amsterdam, 1955, no. 237, p. 480, another cast illustrated

Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, Life with Picasso, New York, 1964, pp. 320-21

Exh. Cat., Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Picasso: Drawings, Watercolors, Gouaches, 1967

Werner Spies, Picasso Sculpture, London, 1971, no. 411, p. 213, another cast illustrated

William Rubin, Picasso in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972, p. 175, another cast illustrated

Exh. Cat., Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Pablo Picasso - Das plastische Werk, 1983, no. 411 II, p. 352, another cast illustrated

Hans L. C. Jaffé, Picasso, New York, 1996, no. 57, p. 40, another cast illustrated

Werner Spies, Picasso, The Sculptures, Ostfildern and Stuttgart, 2000, no. 411 II, p. 373, illustration of another cast 

Exh. Cat., Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, 2007, p. 229, the plaster illustrated in a photograph of the artist

Exh. Cat., London, Gagosian Gallery, Picasso: The Mediterranean Years 1945-1962, 2010, p. 80, another cast illustrated in a photograph of the artist's home