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    Sale 7737

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale (immediately following Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper)

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 313

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Tête de femme de profil

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Tête de femme de profil
    numbered '2/2' (on the reverse)
    bronze with brown patina
    6 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (16.8 x 11 cm.)
    Conceived in Cannes in 1961 and cast in bronze in an edition of two


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    This work 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.

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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    W. Spies & C. Piot, 'Werkverzeichnis der Skulpturen', in exh. cat. Pablo Picasso: Das Plastische Werk, Berlin, 1983, no. 625, p. 402 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 369).
    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. 625, p. 421 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 390).
    The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso's Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973: The Sixties I, 1960-1963, San Francisco, 2002, no. 61-263 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 192).