23 June 2005
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Faunes aux arbres
signed and dated 'Picasso 2.9.56' (upper right)
watercolour and coloured crayon on paper
14 x 10 3/8 in. (35.4 x 26.5 cm.)
Executed on 2 September 1956
Michel Sapone, Cannes, a gift from the artist.
Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner in the 1960s.
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Vallauris, Peinture et Lumière, July - Septembre 1961, no. 3 (illustrated in the catalogue).
This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Claude Ruiz-Picasso dated 11.05.05.
Maya Widmaier Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
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