La Gommeuse
Artwork: La Gommeuse
Size: 81.3 x 54 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1901
Marks: Signed 'Picasso' (upper left); inscribed 'Recuerdo a Manach en el dia de su santo' and fully painted on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Ambroise Vollard, Paris; Demotte Gallery, New York (1931); Josef von Sternberg, Hollywood (acquired from the above before 1935 and sold: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, November 22, 1949, lot 89); Perls Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale); Jacques Sarlie, New York (sold: Sotheby’s, London, October 12, 1960, lot 5); Galerie Alex Maguy, Paris (acquired at the above sale); Private Collection (sale: Sotheby’s, London, December 4, 1984, lot 23); Acquired at the above sale
Exhibition history: New York, Demotte Gallery, Picasso, 1931 (as dating from 1902); Los Angeles County Museum, 1935; Los Angeles County Museum, The Collection of Josef von Sternberg, 1943, no. 40, illustrated in the catalogue; The Arts Club of Chicago, Exhibition of paintings and drawings from the Josef von Sternberg Collection, 1946, no. 19 (dated circa 1905); West Palm Beach, The Norton Museum of Art, Picasso: A Vision, 1994; Wichita, Kansas, Wichita Art Museum, A Personal Gathering: Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of William I. Koch, 1996; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch, 2005 (titled The Night Club Singer)

Date: 2015-11-05
Lot Number: 26