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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 255

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Lucía Dominguín

    Price Realised  


    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Lucía Dominguín
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Domíngo 15.1.61. para mi novia Lucía Picasso' (upper right)
    pencil on paper
    12 1/8 x 9 in. (30.8 x 23 cm.)
    Drawn on 15 January 1961

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    Maya Widmaier Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Picasso was always amused and fascinated by children and their activities. He painted many portraits of his own children, Paulo, Claude, Maya and Paloma. The sitter in the present drawing is Lucia Dominguín, the oldest daughter of Lucia Bosé and Luis Dominguín. With lively, expressive, yet delicate and precise pencil lines, Picasso depicts the young girl wearing an elaborate traditional Spanish dress. The artist's reveals his tenderness for the child in the detail of his pencil rendering, as well as through the affectionate inscription, 'Para mia novia Lucia', Picasso playfully dedicates his drawing 'to his girlfriend Lucia'.

    (fig. 1) Lucia Bosé's children: Miguel (the tallest), Lucía (lifting her hand) and Paola (in the centre) playing dressed up in Samosaguas with their cousin Daniella, Bettina and Simone.

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    A gift from the artist to Lucia Bosé.

    Saleroom Notice

    This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Claude Picasso.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Santander, Museo de Bellas Artes, Picasso, Homenaje all torero, June - July 2001, p. 52 (illustrated p. 53).