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LOT 136

Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
Spanish

Femme au chapeau
oil on canvas
signed and dated 13 juin 41 and on verso dated '41, inscribed “P. Picasso” / ” Tête” / ”61 x 38” (indistinct) / “5284” / “No. 066” (indistinct) on the remnants of a gallery label and numbered “58” / “1660” / “41155” on the stretcher; and with the André Chenue transport label
24 x 14 7/8 in 61 x 38 cm

Estimate: $8,000,000 - $10,000,000

Sold for: $9,163,750

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Collection of the Artist, 1941 – 1956
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler) January 1956
Kootz Gallery, New York, 1956
Anonymous sale, Klipstein & Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland, 1962, lot 949
Heinz Berggruen, Paris, 1962
Collection Pierina de Gavardie, Paris, 1962
Sold sale of Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, Christie’s London, June 25, 2002, lot 18
A Prominent European Private Collection

LITERATURE
Pablo Picasso, Note manuscrite de Picasso, Archives Succession Pablo Picasso, January 11, 1956, written request asking Jaime Sabartés, Picasso’s personal secretary / administrator, to issue a list of 10 paintings, this painting listed as Femme au chapeau (La Tête de 1941), at Kahnweiler’s “for Kootz”
Kootz Gallery records, 1923 – 1966, Series 3: Artists Photograph Files, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/kootz-gallery-records-9163, accessed September 9, 2019
Kootz Gallery, Picasso: First Showing in America, Paintings and Sculptures, 1956, titled as Tête, reproduced, unpaginated
Samuel Kootz to Pablo Picasso, letter dated March 19, 1956, identifying Femme au chapeau (la Tête de 1941), (Zervos, vol. 11, no. 189, illustrated page 79) as sold, Picasso Museum Archives, Paris
Christian Zervos, editor, Pablo Picasso, vol. 11, Oeuvres de 1940 et 1941, 1960, #189, reproduced full page on page 79

EXHIBITED
Kootz Gallery, New York, Picasso: First Showing in America, Paintings and Sculptures, March 12 – April 7, 1956
Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Picasso in the Nahmad Collection, July 12 – September 15, 2013


Literature continued:

Picasso Project, Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue, 1885 – 1973, Nazi Occupation 1940 – 1944, 1999, #41-082, reproduced page 35

Anne Baldassari, Picasso: Life with Dora Maar, Love and War, 1935 – 1945, 2006, page 248 and reproduced full page, #126, page 227

Jean-Louis Andral et al., Picasso in the Nahmad Collection, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, 2013, listed page 166 and reproduced page 167

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Estimate: $8,000,000 - $10,000,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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