5 February 2004
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Une femme et un homme
dated and numbered 'lundi 6.4.70.I' (upper left)
pen, India ink and brown felt-tip pen on paper
12½ x 19¼ in. (31.8 x 49 cm.)
Executed on 6 April 1970
Maurice Bresnu, to whom given by the artist in the early 1970s; his sale, Christie's, New York, 19 November 1998, lot 412.
Acquired at the above by the present owner.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from Maya Widmaier Picasso, dated Paris le 26 Octobre 1998.
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