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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Lot 12A: PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme assise, robe bleue signed and dated ‘Picasso 25.10.39.’ (lower left)

Christie's

May 15, 2017
New York, NY, US

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) Femme assise, robe bleue signed and dated ‘Picasso 25.10.39.’ (lower left) oil on canvas 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (73 x 60 cm.) Painted on 25 October 1939

Provenance

PROVENANCE: Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paris and Bordeaux (acquired from the artist). Confscated in Bordeaux, 1940, and transferred to the German Embassy, Paris; transferred to the Jeu de Paume, 6th September 1941 (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg inventory number PR 19); returned to the Möbel- Aktion and intended for transfer by train from Paris to the Nazi depot, Nikolsburg, Moravia, 1 August 1944. Seized by the French Resistance; restituted by the Commission de Récuperation to Paul Rosenberg. G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh (acquired from the above); Estate sale, Sotheby’s Parke Bernet, New York, 23-24 March 1966, lot 68. Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired at the above sale). Private collection, Rome (acquired from the above by the family of the owner, circa 1968); sale, Christie’s, London, 21 June 2011, lot 49. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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