6 November 2013
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Avant la pique
signed and dated 'Picasso 18.12.59.' (upper left)
brush and India ink on paper laid down on board
10 5/8 x 15 in. (27 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted on 18 December 1959
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
Brook Street Gallery, London.
Robin Judah, London (acquired from the above).
Waddington Galleries, Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986.
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C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1968, vol. 19, no. 85 (illustrated, pl. 21).
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