Lot 1 | PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
signed and dated ‘Picasso 21’ (lower right)
oil on panel
4 x 6 in. (10 x 15.1 cm.)
Painted in 1921
Provenance John Quinn, New York (by July 1922).
Paul Rosenberg, New York (1926, then by descent); sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 3 July 1979, lot 23.
Heinz Berggruen, Paris.
Mike Nichols, New York (acquired from the above).
Acquired by the late owner, 1998. Literature M. Raynal, Picasso, Munich, 1921 (illustrated, pl. 61; dated 1922 and with incorrect medium).
A.H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of his Art, New York, 1946, p. 117 (illustrated; titled Four Classic Figures).
M. Gieure, Initiation à l'oeuvre de Picasso, Paris, 1951, pp. 71 and 333 (illustrated, fig. 48).
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1951, vol. 4, no. 278 (illustrated, pl. 98; with incorrect medium).
F. Elgar and R. Maillard, Picasso, Paris, 1955 (illustrated).
B.L. Reid, The Man from New York: John Quinn and his Friends, New York, 1968, pp. 551-552 and 683, note 61 (titled Four Classic Figures).
J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: From the Ballets to the Drama, 1917-1926, Cologne, 1999, p. 510, no. 1017 (illustrated, p. 269; titled Four Naked Bathers and with incorrect medium).
U. Weisner, ed., Picassos Klassizismus: Werke 1914-1934, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 1988, p. 323, no. 43a (illustrated). Exhibited New York, The Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; The City Art Museum of Saint Louis; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Cincinnati Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute; Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute; Durham, Duke University; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Art Gallery; Milwaukee Art Institute; Grand Rapids Art Gallery; Hanover, Dartmouth College; Poughkeepsie, Vassar College; Wellesley College; Virginia, Sweet Briar College; Williamstown, Williams College; Bloomington, Indiana University Art Center Gallery; Alton, Monticello College and Maine, Portland Art Museum, Picasso: Forty Years of his Art, November 1939-April 1943, p. 103, no. 153 (illustrated; titled Four Classic Figures).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso: 75th Anniversary Exhibition, May-December 1957, p. 55 (illustrated; with incorrect medium).
New York, Duveen Brothers, Inc., Picasso: An American Tribute, April-May 1962, no. 14 (illustrated; with incorrect medium).
Seattle, Experience Music Project, DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein, April 2006-January 2007, p. 19 (illustrated in color; with incorrect medium). Special Notice
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