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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Les fumeurs de pipe

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Les fumeurs de pipe
    bears signature
    pen and black ink on card
    3½ x 5¼ in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm.)
    Drawn in 1903


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

    Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.

    Provenance

    Juan Junyer, Barcelona.
    Perls Galleries, New York.
    Alex and Rita K. Hillman, New York (acquired from the above, 1954).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, 1978.


    Saleroom Notice

    Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
    Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation*


    Literature

    E. Braun, et al., Manet to Matisse, The Hillman Family Foundation, Seattle and London, 1994, p. 120, no. 39 (illustrated in color, p. 121).


    Exhibited

    New York, Perls Galleries, Collection of Modern French Painting, March-May 1954.


    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be exempt from sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice in the back of the catalogue.