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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 473

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Femme en fichu

    Price Realised  


    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Femme en fichu
    dated '4.1.53' (on the left shoulder); numbered '2/2' and stamped with the foundry mark 'E.GODARD CIRE PERDUE' (on the reverse)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 6½ in. (16.5 cm.)
    Conceived in Vallauris on 4 January 1953 and cast in bronze in an edition of two

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    A gift from the artist to the family of the present owner in the 1960s.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot is sold subject to confirmation that it will be included in the forthcoming Picasso sculpture catalogue raisonné being prepared under the direction of Diana Widmaier Picasso.
    The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Claude Picasso. Please note the illustrations for lots 472 and 473 have been reversed in the catalogue.

    Pre-Lot Text



    W. Spies & C. Piot, 'Werkverzeichnis der Skulpturen', in exh. cat., Pablo Picasso: Das Plastische Werk, Berlin, 1983, no. 466, p. 393 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 356).
    W. Spies & C. Piot, 'Catalogue raisonné des sculptures', in exh. cat., Picasso Sculpteur, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2000, no. 466, p. 414 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 377).
    The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso's Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973: The Fifties I, 1950-1955, San Francisco, 2000, no. 53-001 (b) (one of the two casts illustrated p. 100).