13 November 2015
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
numbered and stamped with foundry mark '9/10 C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the top of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 8 in. (21 cm.)
Conceived in 1945
Galerie Louise Leiris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris.
Perls Galleries, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners, March 1968.
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W. Spies, Picasso, Das plastische Werk, Stuttgart, 1983, p. 386, no. 323 (another cast illustrated, p. 346).
W. Spies, Picasso, Sculpteur, Paris, 2000, p. 407, no. 323 (another cast illustrated, p. 366).
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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