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Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Francis Picabia (1879-1953)

La Prière

Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
La Prière
signed and dated 'Francis Picabia 1932' (lower right)
pastel, brush and India ink and charcoal on paper
25 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (63.8 x 46 cm.)
Executed in 1932
Germaine Everling-Picabia, Cannes.
Acoris, The Surrealist Art Centre, London (1972).
George Farkas, New York.
Gift from the above to the present owner, circa 1978.
M.L. Borràs, Picabia, New York, 1985, p. 524, no. 559 (illustrated, p. 363, fig. 731; dated circa 1930 and with incorrect dimensions).
Cannes, Galerie Alexandre III, Catalogue des aquarelles et dessins composant l'atelier de Francis Picabia, August 1934, no. 26.
London, Acoris, The Surrealist Art Centre, Surrealist Masters, 1972, no. 42 (illustrated in color; with incorrect dimensions).

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