17 November 2016
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Chevalier au chapeau énorme
signed 'Picasso' (upper right), dedicated 'Pour François' (upper left) and dated '12.12.60.' (center left)
black felt-tip pen on paper
11 x 8 3/8 in. (27.9 x 21.2 cm.)
Drawn on 12 December 1960
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 12 July 2007, lot 310.
Private collection, Georgia (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, January 2014.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The present lot is drawn on the title page of David Douglas Duncan's Le petit monde de Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1959.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
From Klimt and Schiele in New York to the Pre-Raphaelites in San Francisco — here’s our roundup of these and other major exhibitions from Chicago to São Paulo
Works by Miró, Klee, Degas, Cézanne and more, offered in the Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper sale on 21 June at Christie’s in London
Our specialists’ tips, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps. Illustrated with works offered in Picasso Ceramics — Online, 15-22 June 2018
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works offered in Contemporary Edition, 9-17 July, Online