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Homme à la guitare by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Homme à la guitare, 1913

Gouache, brush and India ink and pencil on paper
28.6 x 24.1 cm (11.25 x 9.5 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (12 Nov 2021)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 12, 2021
Christie'sNew York20th Century Evening Sale65C
$****** - ******
Homme à la guitare
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


28.6 x 24.1 cm (11.25 x 9.5 in)


gouache, brush and India ink and pencil on paper


signed 'Picasso' (lower right)


(possibly) Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris.

Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), New York.

Walter P. Chrysler Jr., New York (by 1937).

Jane Wade Ltd., New York.

M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 20 November 1964).

Dr. Robert Kabcenell, New York (acquired from the above, 22 March 1968).

Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 2 May 1974, lot 113.

Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto.

Private collection, Toronto.

Lynn Epsteen, New York.

Acquired from the above by the late owner, by 2008.


New York, Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), Drawings, Gouaches and Pastels by Picasso, April 1937, no. 31 (titled Interior and dated 1916).

Detroit Institute of Arts, Selected Exhibition of the Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Collection, October 1937, p. 21, no. 101 (titled Interior and dated 1916).

Arts Club of Chicago, Drawings by Pablo Picasso Loaned by Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., January 1939, no. 4.

San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Seven Centuries of Painting, A Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters, December 1939-January 1940, p. 54, no. 195 (titled Interior and dated 1916).

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., January-May 1941, p. 121, no. 218 (titled Interior and dated 1916).

New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs , January-May 2011, p. 122, no. 45 (illustrated in color, p. 123).


C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso , Paris, 1942, vol. 2**, no. 379 (illustrated, pl. 184).

F. Minervino, L’opera completa di Picasso Cubista, Milan, 1972, p. 114, no. 551 (illustrated).

R. Rosenblum, "Picasso and the Typography of Cubism" in Picasso in Retrospect, New York, 1973, pp. 52-53 (illustrated, p. 53, fig. 73).

P. Daix and J. Rosselet, Picasso: The Cubist Years, 1907-1916: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings and Related Works , London, 1979, p. 296, no. 562 (illustrated).


PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

Homme à la guitare

signed 'Picasso' (lower right)

gouache, brush and India ink and pencil on paper

11 ¼ x 9 ½ in. (31 x 24.1 cm.)

Executed in Paris in winter 1912-1913