17 November 2016
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Visage en relief
dated, numbered, stamped and inscribed '23.10.47. V MADOURA PLEIN FEU 1.96' (on the underside)
white earthenware ceramic plate, partially engraved, with colored engobe and glaze
Length: 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.)
Executed on 23 October 1947; unique
Estate of the artist.
Jacqueline Picasso, Paris (by descent from the above).
Catherine Hutin, Paris (by descent from the above).
Private collection, Japan.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Jane Kahan Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1999.
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