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    Sale 2166

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)

    La victoire française

    Price Realised  

    Francis Picabia (1878-1953)
    La victoire française
    signed and dated 'Francis Picabia 31 Décembre 1940' (lower left)
    watercolor, charcoal and pencil with white heightening on paper laid down on board
    16 3/8 x 12¼ in. (41.6 x 31.1 cm.)
    Executed on 31 December 1940


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    The Comité Picabia has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Gabriele Bailly Picabia, Paris.
    Private collection, Chicago (acquired from the above, by 1969).
    By descent from the above to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Chicago Collection


    Literature

    M. Lluïsa Borràs, Picabia, New York, 1985, p. 531, no. 750 (illustrated, p. 434, fig. 929; titled Woman with a howitzer, dated 1941).