Le Christ De Montmartre
Artwork: Le Christ De Montmartre
Size: 37.3 x 26.7 cm
Medium: Watercolour, wash and pen and ink on paper
Creation year: 1904
Marks: Signed and dated 'Picasso 1904' (lower left)
Category: Drawings
Artwork details : Executed in Paris in 1904
Provenance: G. & L. Bollag, Salon Bollag, Zurich, by whom acquired directly from the artist on 13 March 1918; Betty Bollag-Moos, Zurich, by descent from the previous; Suzanne Bollag, Zurich, by descent from the previous, by 1959; Max G. Bollag, Zurich, by whom acquired from the previous by 1989, and thence by descent to the present owners
Exhibition history: Paris, Galeries Serrurier, Exposition d'oeuvres des peintres, Trachsel, Gerardin, Picasso, February - March 1905, no. 16, n.p. (titled 'Le Pendu'); Zurich, Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Contrastes, August - September 1959, n.p. (illustrated); Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu, Chefs-d'oeuvre des collections Suisses, de Manet a Picasso, May - October 1964, no. 229, n.p. (illustrated n.p.); Frankfurt, Kunstverein, Picasso, 150 Handzeichnungen aus sieben Jahrzehnten, May - July 1965, no. 15; this exhibition later travelled to Hamburg, Kunstverein, July - September 1965; Auckland, Auckland City Art Gallery, Pablo Picasso: The Artist Before Nature, September - November 1989, no. 9, p. 67 (illustrated p. 67); Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Picasso Landscapes, 1890-1912: From the Academy to the Avant-garde, November 1994 - February 1995, no. 167, p. 333; Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Melancolie: genie et folie en Occident, October 2005 - January 2006, no. 16; this exhibition later travelled to Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, February - March 2006

Christie's London

Date: 2018-06-20
Lot Number: 9B