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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 128

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Bonhomme assis

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Bonhomme assis
    signed, dedicated and dated 'Picasso al amigo Pablo Gargallo muy afectuosamente Paris 6 Mayo 1904' (lower right)
    pen and brown ink on paper laid down on board
    Sheet size: 11¾ x 8¾ in. (29.9 x 22.2 cm.)
    Drawn in Paris, 6 May 1904


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    Provenance

    Pablo Gargallo, Paris (gift from the artist).
    Richard C. Veit II, Miami.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 1962, lot 73.
    Ian Woodner, New York (acquired at the above sale).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    A. Level, Picasso, Paris, 1928, p. 13.
    C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1954, vol. 6, no. 630 (illustrated, pl. 77).
    J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: The Early Years 1881-1907, New York, 1981, p. 343, no. 973 (illustrated, p. 375).
    J. Richardson, A Life of Picasso, New York, 1991, vol. I (1886-1906), p. 301 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Puvis de Chavannes and The Modern Tradition, October-November 1975, p. 164, no. 75 (illustrated).
    Barcelona, Museu Picasso and Kunstmuseum Bern, Picasso 1905-1906: From the Rose Period to the Ochres of Gósol, 1992, no. 10.