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A gift from the artist to the family of the present owner in the 1960s.
This lot is sold subject to confirmation that it will be included in the forthcoming Picasso sculpture catalogue raisonné being prepared under the direction of Diana Widmaier Picasso.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Claude Picasso. Please note the illustrations for lots 472 and 473 have been reversed in the catalogue.
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W. Spies & C. Piot, 'Werkverzeichnis der Skulpturen', in exh. cat., Pablo Picasso: Das Plastische Werk, Berlin, 1983, no. 466, p. 393 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 356).
W. Spies & C. Piot, 'Catalogue raisonné des sculptures', in exh. cat., Picasso Sculpteur, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2000, no. 466, p. 414 (one of the two casts illustrated p. 377).
The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso's Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973: The Fifties I, 1950-1955, San Francisco, 2000, no. 53-001 (b) (one of the two casts illustrated p. 100).