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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1007

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Mère et enfant

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    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Mère et enfant
    signed 'Picasso' (lower right)
    pen and gold and sepia inks over pencil on paper
    4 ¼ x 6 ¼ in. (10.9 x 16.2 cm.)
    Drawn in 1901


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    The Comité Picasso confirmed the authenticity of this work in 1987.

    Provenance

    Dr. Gottlieb Friedrich Reber, Lausanne.
    Douglas Cooper, London and Argilliers.
    Acquired from the estate of the above by the present owner, July 1993.


    Literature

    D. Chevalier, Picasso, époques bleue et rose, Vaduz, 1991, p. 38 (illustrated; titled Maternité).
    The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, Turn of the Century, 1900-1901, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris, San Francisco, 2010, p. 266, no. 1901-520 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Lausanne, Galerie Paul Vallotton, Maîtres suisses et français du XIXe et XXe siècle, April-May 1981, no. 108 (illustrated).
    Bogotá, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Picasso en Bogotá, May-August 2000, pp. 70 and 206, no. 4 (illustrated in color).