9 November 2000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Profil de Jacqueline
dated and numbered '19.2.56.II' (upper right), dated again '22.4.56.' (lower left); signed and inscribed 'Picasso pour Serge Youtkevith Cannes le 11.5.56' (on the reverse)
partially glazed and painted ceramic
8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 cm.)
Painted in Vallauris, February 19--April 22, 1956; unique
Sergei Youtkevich, Moscow (gift from the artist).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 9 May 1991, lot 282.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
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The present work was dedicated and presented to Sergei Youtkevich, a Soviet film director whose work was admired in leftist circles in France.
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