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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Tête de femme No 2. Portrait de Dora Maar, 1939 This work is from...
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tête de femme No 2. Portrait de Dora Maar, 1939
aquatint and drypoint in colours, on laid Montval paper with Picasso watermark
45.5 x 33.5cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/16in).
This work is from the edition of 104, printed by Lacourière, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1942
Footnotes:
Provenance
Private Collection, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Literature
Georges Bloch, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I, 1904-1967, Berne, 1968 (Bl.1340).
Geiser & Baer, Picasso Peintre-graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé, Volume III, 1935-1945, Berne, 1986 (B.650.D)

Although Pablo Picasso is often remembered for his string of muses, mistresses and lovers throughout his long career, there are few who compare in significance and influence to Dora Maar. Her relationship with the Picasso lasted almost a decade and had a profound effect on both their careers. The couple met after being introduced by Paul Eluard when Maar was 29 and Picasso 54. Over the following years, she became an integral part of his life; helping him move apartments, sitting for him while he painted and aiding him artistically in the creation of his masterpiece Guernica.

This portrait, with its striking cubist angels, was just one of the many portraits Picasso did of Maar throughout their passionate but also immensely complicated relationship. In contrast to some of Picasso more provocative portraits of Maar, most notably 'The Weeping Woman' where Picasso depicts her face disfigured and devastated by grief, this work shows her looking almost serene. The work is particularly evocative of Picasso's style in the late 30s.
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Condition
Image size: 30 x 23.6cm. (11 3/4 x 9 1/4in.)

The full sheet, with deckle edges on three sides. This work is framed.

In addition to the catalogue entry:

- with the palest mount staining to the margins
- with minor remnants of old hinge tape at the upper left and right corners verso
- pencil inscriptions at the lower left and right corners verso

Otherwise in very good condition.
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tête de femme No 2. Portrait de Dora Maar, 1939
aquatint and drypoint in colours, on laid Montval paper with Picasso watermark
45.5 x 33.5cm (17 15/16 x 13 3/16in).
This work is from the edition of 104, printed by Lacourière, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1942
Footnotes:
Provenance
Private Collection, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Literature
Georges Bloch, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I, 1904-1967, Berne, 1968 (Bl.1340).
Geiser & Baer, Picasso Peintre-graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé, Volume III, 1935-1945, Berne, 1986 (B.650.D)

Although Pablo Picasso is often remembered for his string of muses, mistresses and lovers throughout his long career, there are few who compare in significance and influence to Dora Maar. Her relationship with the Picasso lasted almost a decade and had a profound effect on both their careers. The couple met after being introduced by Paul Eluard when Maar was 29 and Picasso 54. Over the following years, she became an integral part of his life; helping him move apartments, sitting for him while he painted and aiding him artistically in the creation of his masterpiece Guernica.

This portrait, with its striking cubist angels, was just one of the many portraits Picasso did of Maar throughout their passionate but also immensely complicated relationship. In contrast to some of Picasso more provocative portraits of Maar, most notably 'The Weeping Woman' where Picasso depicts her face disfigured and devastated by grief, this work shows her looking almost serene. The work is particularly evocative of Picasso's style in the late 30s.
This lot is subject to the following lot symbols: * AR
* VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.
AR Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.
Condition
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Image size: 30 x 23.6cm. (11 3/4 x 9 1/4in.)<br/><br/>The full sheet, with deckle edges on three sides. This work is framed.<br/><br/>In addition to the catalogue entry:<br/><br/>- with the palest mount staining to the margins <br/>- with minor remnants of old hinge tape at the upper left and right corners <i>verso</i><br/>- pencil inscriptions at the lower left and right corners <i>verso</i><br/><br/>Otherwise in very good condition.

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