Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

La Couseuse (The Seamstress)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
La Couseuse (The Seamstress)
black conté crayon and charcoal on paper
60.5 x 47.8 cm. (23 7/8 x 18 3/4 in. )
Executed in 1905
The artist's estate
Marina Picasso, Paris, by descent from the above
Jan Krugier, Geneva, by whom acquired from the above; Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 2014, lot 322
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
P. Daix & G. Boudaille, Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1900-1906, London, 1967, no. A.21, p. 344 (illustrated; dated 'Summer-Autumn 1906').
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, supplément aux années 1903-1906, vol. 22, Paris, 1970, no. 329, n.p. (illustrated pl. 118).
J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: Life and Work of The Early Years 1881-1907, New York, 1981, no. 1343, p. 552 (illustrated p. 469; dated 'Summer 1906').
Paris, Grand Palais, Dessins, Sculptures, Céramiques, November 1966 - February 1967, no. 17, n.p. (illustrated; dated '1905 or 1906').
Venice, Centro di Cultura di Palazzo Grassi, Picasso: Opere dal 1895 al 1971 dalla Collezione Marina Picasso, May - July 1981, no. 55, p. 190 (illustrated; dated '1906').
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Pablo Picasso; Sammlung Marina Picasso, February - April 1981, no. 44, p. 228 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, August - October 1981 and Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie, October 1981 - January 1982.
Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Picasso, Masterpieces from Marina Picasso Collection and from Museums in U.S.A and U.S.S.R, April - May 1983, no. 27, p. 191 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Kyoto, Municipal Museum, June - July 1983.
Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio González, Picasso Dibujos 1899-1917, February - April 1989, no. 17, p. 86 (illustrated n.p.; dated '1905-1906').
Barcelona, Museo Picasso, Picasso 1905-1906: From The Rose Period to the Ochres of Gósol, February - April 1992, no. 186, p. 357 (illustrated n.p.; dated '1906'); this exhibition later travelled to Bern, Kunsthmuseum, May - June 1992.

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