17 - 18 December 1998
Francis Picabia (1879-1953)
Bords de la Cure, effet de soleil, le soir
signed and dated 'Picabia 1901' (lower left); signed, titled and dated 'F. Picabia Bords de l'Eure effet de Soleil le Soir 1901' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
25¾ x 31¾ in. (65.4 x 80.6 cm.)
Painted in 1901
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 March 1909, lot 32 (possibly).
David B. Findlay Galleries, New York.
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 21 May 1982, lot 394.
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The Comité Picabia has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work
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