25 - 26 May 2016
René Portocarrero (1912-1985)
Figura de perfil
signed and dated 'PORTOCARRERO 48' (lower left) signed, dated and partially inscribed 'PORTOCARRERO 1948, e PERFIL' (on the verso)
pastel on paper laid on paper
22 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (56.5 x 41.3 cm.)
Executed in 1948.
Jack and Suzanne Froggatt collection, Rancho Mirage, California (acquired directly from the artist in Havana in the late 1950s).
Private collection, Scottsdale, Arizona (by descent from the above).
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