5 May 2010
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tête de femme
dated, inscribed and numbered '25.9.65. Nimes. II' (upper left)
pencil on paper
10 5/8 x 8¼ in. (27 x 21 cm.)
Drawn in Nîmes, 25 September 1965
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 19 November 1998, lot 447.
Private collection, California.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2000.
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A.C. Quintavalle, "Picasso segreto, variazioni sull'eros," Panorama, 26 September 1996, p. 143 (illustrated).
Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this drawing.
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