PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

Scène de corrida

PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
Scène de corrida
signed, dated and dedicated 'Pour Madame Felia Leal Picasso le 19.3.67.' (upper left)
brush and pen and India ink and wash on paper
13 7⁄8 x 20 in. (35 x 50.5 cm.)
Executed on 19 March 1967
Felia Léal, Paris.
Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris.
Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, by 1995.
Galleria Marescalchi, Bologna.
Private collection, Bologna, by whom acquired from the above circa 1995.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Further details
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Sale room notice
Please note that the correct dimensions of this work are 13 7⁄8 x 20 in. (35 x 50.5 cm.) and not as stated in the printed catalogue

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Lot Essay

Picasso dedicated Scène de corrida to Felia Léal, a French translator, publisher of rare art books and close friend of the artist. The present work is a testament to Felia and Picasso’s stimulating and long-lasting friendship. The relationship between the two seems to have been strongest precisely when this work was executed in the late 1960s, when the artist dedicated and offered to Felia several drawings – one of which was the present work, executed in May 1967. In the following year, Felia acted as intermediary between the press and her evasive friend for a rare interview given by the artist to Life Magazine. It seems that Felia’s affection for her Picasso was still strong almost twenty years after the completion of Scène de corrida: in 1954, she was responsible for the French translation of a monograph on the artist by Jaime Sabartès.

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