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"Few visitors came to disturb Picasso in this new-found hapiness in which the presence of Françoise Gilot was a factor of great importance. Earlier in the year he had made a series of lithographs, large in size and splendid in the precision of their line. They all showed the lovely oval of her face and her gleaming eyes; all were extraordinary true portraits and yet no two were alike. In the eleven portraits made on 14th and 15th June 1946 (ten in one day and the eleventh on the next) he had many different versions of her; he saw her as a woman or flower or the sun with her face as the source of light."
Picasso His Life and Work
University of California Fresno