• Impressionist Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2218

    Impressionist Modern Works on Paper

    4 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 130

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    L'amour masqué

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    L'amour masqué
    signed and dated 'Picasso 5.1.54.' (lower right)
    brush and black ink on paper
    12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (32 x 23.8 cm.)
    Painted on 5 January 1954


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    Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
    André Emmerich Gallery Inc., New York.
    James Goodman Gallery, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    M. Leiris, Picasso and The Human Comedy, New York, 1954 (illustrated).
    C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1965, vol. 16, no. 127 (illustrated, pl. 44).
    The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: The Fifties I 1950-1955, San Francisco, 2000, p. 177, no. 54-027 (illustrated).