7 November 2007
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower right)
watercolor and brush and pen and India ink over pencil on paper
11¼ x 15 in. (28.6 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1922-1924
Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris (by 1990).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995.
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Nîmes, Musée des beaux-arts, Exposition Francis Picabia, July-September 1986.
Paris, Didier Imbert Fine Art, Picabia, April-July 1990, no. 19.
The Comité Picabia has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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