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Untitled (The Loing at Nemours)

Untitled (The Loing at Nemours)
signed and dated 'Picabia 1908' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'F. Picabia, Les péniches. Bords du Loing à Nemours 1908' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
23 1⁄2 x 28 7⁄8 in. (59.6 x 73.4 cm.)
Painted in 1908
(Probably) Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 March 1909, lot 42.
Acquired by David Montagu (1928-1998), 4th Baron Swaythling by 1959.
M.L. Borràs, Picabia, London, 1985, no. 38, p. 504 (illustrated fig. 133, p. 66; titled 'Sunlight on the Banks of the Loing at Nemours' and dated 'circa 1906').
W.A. Camfield, B. Calté, C. Clements & A. Pierre, Francis Picabia, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, 1898-1914, New Haven & London, 2014, no. 212, p. 231 (illustrated).
London, Matthiesen Gallery, Francis Picabia, October - November 1959, no. 9 (titled 'Bords de Rivière' and dated '1908').
Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Francis Picabia, Exposició Antològica, January - March, 1985, no. 8, p. 365 (titled 'Péniche au Bord du Loing de Nemours', dated '1906' and with incorrect dimensions); this exhibition later travelled to Barcelona, Fundació Caixa de Pensions, April - May 1985.
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