London, South Kensington
10 December 2008
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tête de taureau
signed, inscribed and dated 'Picasso/Arles le 12.10.58.' (lower centre), inscribed again 'Pour/Madame Tandé' (upper centre) indistinctly inscribed 'souvenir ... amical de/Jean Cocteau/1958' (lower right) by Jean Cocteau
red biro on paper
10¼ x 6¾in. (25.8 x 17.3cm.)
The work is drawn on the page before the frontispiece of the book Les Grandes Peintres: Pablo Picasso, A. Verdet, Geneva, 1965.
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Sold with a photo-certificate from Mr. Claude Picasso, dated le 10 novembre 2006. The authenticity of this work has been kindly confirmed by Mrs. Maya Picasso.
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