16 May 2017,
Price realised USD 30,000
USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Marie-Thérèse et Maya (recto); Etudes (verso)
pencil on lined paper
8 5/8 x 7 in. (22 x 17.8 cm.)
Drawn in Paris circa 1942-1943
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Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The reverse of this sheet depicts a series of drawings which Picasso executed to illustrate his daughter Maya’s written words.
Marie-Thérèse Walter, Paris.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Rachel Adler Gallery, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1989, lot 193.
Geneva, Galerie Jan Krugier, The Collection Picasso, December 1973.
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