Les femmes d'Alger (Version "H")

Les femmes d'Alger (Version "H")
signed 'Picasso' upper left--dated '24.1.55' on the reverse
oil on canvas
51 x 63.7/8in. (130.2 x 162.3cm.)
Painted on January 24, 1955
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
The entire series was aquired from the above by the late owners on June 8, 1956 for $212,500
P. Schneider, Paris, Sept. 1955, vol. 54 (no. 5), pp. 46-47 (illustrated)
J. Canaday, Mainstreams of Modern Art, New York, 1959, p. 487
"Room Around Picasso," Vogue, Oct. 1, 1960, vol. 136 (no. 6), pp. 197-199 (illustrated in color, p. 198)
J. Canaday, "Picasso," Horizon, winter 1965, vol. VII (no. 1), p. 78 (illustrated)
P. Daix, Picasso, New York, 1965, pp. 219-221
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1965, vol. 16 (Oeuvres de 1953 1955), no. 356 (illustrated, pl. 131)
H. H. Arnason, History of Modern Art, New York, 1969, p. 380 (illustrated, pl. 174)
G. Hamilton, 19th and 20th Century Art, New York, n.d. (circa 1968), p. 384 (illustrated)
K. Gallwitz, Picasso at 90, New York, 1971, p. 124 (illustrated, pl. 165)
F. Elgar and R. Maillard, Picasso: A Study of his Work, New York, 1972 (revised edition), p. 235 (illustrated)
L. Steinberg, Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art, New York, 1972, pp. 138-141, 146-147 and 151 (illustrated, p. 139, fig. 86; illustrated between pp. 234 and 235)
J. S. Boggs, "The Last Thirty Years," in eds. R. Penrose and J. Golding, Picasso in Retrospect, New York, 1973, pp. 215-218
P. Cabanne, Pablo Picasso: His Life and Times, New York, 1977, pp. 444, 446 and 455-458
ed. O. Granath, exh. cat., Pablo Picasso, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1988, pp. 133-135, 140 and 143-144 (illustrated, p. 134)
S. G. Galassi, "Games of Wit": Picasso's Variations on the Old Masters, Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University, 1991, pp. 319, 325-336 and 345 (illustrated, fig. 180)
P. Daix, Picasso: Life and Art, New York, 1993, pp. 324, 326 and 334
P. Daix, Dictionnaire Picasso, Paris, 1995, pp. 244-245
E. Lucie-Smith, Movements in Art since 1945, London, 1995, p. 16
S. G. Galassi, Picasso's Variations on the Masters: Confrontations with the Past, New York, 1996, pp. 141-142 (illustrated, p. 142)
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, 1955
Paris, Muse des Arts Dcoratifs, Picasso: Peintures, 1900-1955, June-Oct. 1955, no. 127 (illustrated)
Munich, Haus der Kunst; Cologne, Rheinisches Museum Kln-Deutz, and Hamburg, Kunsthalle-Altbau, Picasso: 1900-1955, Oct. 1955-April 1956, p. 121-H (illustrated, p. 122)
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, and Chicago, The Art Institute, Picasso: 75th Anniversary Exhibition, May-Dec. 1957, p. 109 (illustrated, p. 108)
Philadelphia, Museum of Art, Picasso: A Loan Exhibition of his Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints and Illustrated Books, Jan.-Feb. 1958, p. 24, no. 249 (illustrated)
New York, Cordier-Warren Gallery, Picasso, An American Tribute: The Fifties, April-May 1962, no. 12 (illustrated)
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Collects, July-Sept. 1968, p. 30, no. 141
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, May-Sept. 1980, p. 424 (illustrated)
Sale room notice
This lot has been requested for the exhibition Matisse and Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry, to be held at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Feb.-May 1999.

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