9 December 1998
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
dated '31.3.66' (upper left)
pastel and wax crayon on card
12 1/4 x 9 3/8in. (31 x 23.7cm.)
Executed in Mougins in March 1966
Marina Picasso, Paris (the artist's grand-daughter)
Jan Krugier, Geneva
Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Auckland, Auckland City Art Gallery, Pablo Picasso, The Artist Before Nature, September-November 1989, no. 62 (illustrated p. 125).
The authenticity of this work has been kindly confirmed by Madame Maya Widmaier-Picasso.
"Ideas are merely simple points of departure. You have to begin drawing to know what you want to draw".
Pablo Picasso (extract from conversations by the artist with Brassaï, Parmelin, Jaime Sabartès, Gertrude Stein and Ernst Beyeler)
Please note that this work is sold with a photo-certificate from Maya Widmaier-Picasso dated Paris, le 30 October 1998.
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