29 June 2005
After Pablo Picasso
Buste de Femme (cf. Zervos 393)
aquatint in colours, 1930, on Chine appliqué, signed in pencil, further signed, dated and dedicated in brown crayon 'Pour Jannot Bongiovanni son ami Picasso le 17.3.60', a proof aside from the edition of 125 published by Editions des Chroniques du Jour, Paris, with margins, a bleached spot at the lower right of the subject, light-staining, backboard staining, soft creasing in the margins
P. 570 x 465 mm., S. 755 x 555 mm.
Jean Bongiovanni, a gift from the artist in the 1960s, and thence by decent.
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Jean Bongiovanni was Picasso's driver during the 1960s.
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