24 June 2004
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tête d'homme (recto); Trois esquisses (verso)
signed and dated '(18)10.3.69 Picasso' (upper left, recto); dated again '10.3.69.' (verso)
felt-tip pen on board (recto); blue felt-tip pen (verso)
41¾ x 11 7/8 in. (34.8 x 30 cm.)
Executed on 10 March 1969
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 013596).
B.C. Holland, Chicago (no. P70-2-5).
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C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso: oeuvres de 1969, vol. 31, Paris, 1976, no. 84 (illustrated p. 26).
Cannes, La Malmaison, Espace Miramar, Picasso, voyage dans l'amitié, July - September 2003 (illustrated p. 136).
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