Description: brush and ink, wash and pencil on paper
Dimensions: 51 by 66.5cm., 20 by 26 1/8in.
Medium: brush and ink, wash and pencil on paper
Condition Report: Executed on white fibrous paper and not laid down. The sheet is affixed to the mount at intermittent points along the edge of the verso. The edges are naturally deckled. There are some very minor creases and handling marks to the edges, most notable in the upper left corner. There is a small cluster of foxing towards the upper right corner and a further spot in the date to the lower right corner. This work is in overall very good condition.
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Exhibited: New York, Marlborough Gallery,
On Paper: Selected Drawings of the 19
Centuries, 2000, no. 103, illustrated in the catalogue p. 28
Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art,
Picasso: Passion and Creation/The Last Thirty Years, 2001, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue p. 41
Literature: Christian Zervos,
Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1971 à 1972, Paris, 1958, vol. XXXIII, no. 248, illustrated p. 248
Provenance: Galerie Louis Leiris, Paris
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Marlborough Gallery, Madrid & New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2015