Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Femme au char triomphal, 1949. Unsigned, dated "X.XI.49" l.l., labels from the Hammer Galleries, New York, affixed to the frame. Unique hand-painted, glazed terra-cotta tile, 9 11/16 x 13 in. (24.5 x 33.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Repaired break to l.r. quadrant, small chip to bottom edge (toward verso, not affecting the face).
Provenance: From the estate of the artist to the estate of Jacqueline Picasso; through to Etienne Sassi, Inc.; through to the Hammer Galleries, New York, to the current private Massachusetts collection.
Exhibitions: Hommage à Jacqueline Picasso, Galerie Sassi Milici, Vallauris, France, July 21-September 10, 1990; Picasso - Unique Ceramics, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, November 16, 1996-January 26, 1997. This exhibition showed first at the Hammer Galleries, New York, illustrated on page 19 of the show's catalogue; Picasso - Unique Ceramics from the Estate of Jacqueline Picasso, Hammer Galleries, New York, Summer 1999.
N.B. A photo-certificate from Maya Widmaier Picasso dated November 12, 1996, accompanies the lot.
The break is about 9 inches long. It runs from just right of the center of the lower edge, up diagonally to the right, through skirt of the red tunic of the figure holding the horse's reins, and off to the right edge just above center. Image 100_2 is shot in raking light and shows it more clearly than it actually appears in person. No additional condition issues to report.
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