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La lecture

La lecture
65.5 x 51 cm
Medium :
Oil on panel
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Signed Picasso (upper right); inscribed 11 decembre M.CM.XXXII. on the reverse
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Artwork Details :
Painted in January 1932
Provenance :
(possibly) Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paris; Valentine Dudensing Gallery, New York (acquired by 1940); Keith Warner, Fort Lauderdale & New York; Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York (acquired from the estate of the above in 1963); Mr & Mrs David Lloyd Kreeger, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the above in January 1964); Mr & Mrs James W. Alsdorf, Chicago (acquired by 1980); Sale: Habsburg, Feldman, New York, 8th May 1989, lot 57; Private Collection; Acquired by the present owner in 1996
Exhibition History :
New York, Valentine Dudensing Gallery, Three Spaniards: Gris, Miró, Picasso, 1940; Los Angeles, County Museum of History, Science and Art (on loan 1945-46); Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery & Baltimore, Museum of Art, Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. David Lloyd Kreeger, 1965, no. 21, illustrated in the catalogue; New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, 1980, illustrated in the catalogue (titled The Dream (Reading) and as dating from January 1932)

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