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    Sale 11794

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    23 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Femme assise

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    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Femme assise
    signed and numbered ‘Picasso 3/12’ (lower right) and stamped with the foundry mark ‘A. Rudier Fondeur. Paris’ (on the back)
    bronze with brown gold patina
    Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.)
    Conceived in 1902, and cast in bronze at a later date in a numbered edition of twelve plus one cast numbered 0

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    Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Kaplan Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner on 24 February 1961.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.)

    Pre-Lot Text



    D.-H. Kahnweiler, Les Sculptures de Picasso, Paris, 1949 (another cast illustrated pl. 1).
    J. Richardson, Picasso, an American Tribute, exh. cat., New York, 1962, no. 2 (another cast illustrated).
    R. Penrose, The Sculpture of Picasso, exh. cat., New York, 1967, no. 1, p. 221 (another cast illustrated p. 50).
    W. Spies, Pablo Picasso, Das Plastiche Werk, Berlin, 1983, no. 1, pp. 13 & 421 (another cast illustrated pp. 15 & 326).
    W. Spies, Picasso, The Sculptures, Paris, 2000, no. 1, pp. 18-20 (another cast illustrated p. 19).
    Brassaï/Picasso conversations avec la lumière, exh. cat., Paris, 2000 (another cast illustrated in a photograph taken by Brassaï, p. 293, pl. 241).