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Buste de femme (Femme à la résille) by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Buste de femme (Femme à la résille), 1938

Oil on canvas
65.1 x 54 cm (25.63 x 21.26 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (11 May 2015)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 11, 2015
Christie'sNew YorkLooking Forward to the Past15a
$****** - ******
Buste de femme (Femme à la résille)
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Artwork Description



65.1 x 54 cm (25.63 x 21.26 in)


oil on canvas


dated '12.1.38.' (on the stretcher)


Estate of the artist. Marina Picasso, Paris (by descent from the above).

Jan Krugier and Marie Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Geneva (acquired from the above). L&M Arts, New York.

Acquired from the above by the present owner


Venice, Centro di Cultura di Palazzo Grassi, Picasso: Opere dal 1895 al 1971 dalla collezione Marina Picasso , May-July 1981, p. 342, no. 240 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 124, pl. 53). Munich, Haus der Kunst; Cologne, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museum Ludwig; Frankfurt am Main, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut and Kunsthaus Zürich, Pablo Picasso: Eine Ausstellung zum hundertsten Geburtstag, Werke aus der Sammlung Marina Picasso , February 1981-March 1982, p. 354, no. 198 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 162, fig. 45). Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art and Kyoto Municipal Museum, Picasso: Masterpieces from Marina Picasso Collection and from Museums in U.S.A. and U.S.S.R, April-July 1983, p. 287, no. 157 (illustrated, p. 288; illustrated again in color, p. 130). Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria and Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Picasso , July-December 1984, p. 130, no. 122 (illustrated in color). Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Monet to Matisse: Modern Masters from Swiss Private Collections , October 1988-January 1989, p. 106 (illustrated in color, p. 107). New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Paris, Grand Palais, Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation , April 1996-January 1997, p. 393 (illustrated in color; titled Dora Maar ; illustrated again in the artist’s studio, p. 404)


C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso , Paris, 1958, vol. 9, no. 119 (illustrated, pl. 58). D.D. Duncan, Picasso's Picassos: The Treasures of La Californie , London, 1961, p. 229 (illustrated). J. Freeman, Picasso and the Weeping Women: The Years of Marie-Thérèse Walter & Dora Maar , exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994, pp. 181, 185 and 190 (illustrated in color, p. 184, fig. 135). The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: Spanish Civil War, 1937-1939 , San Francisco, 1997, p. 124, no. 38-010 (illustrated). J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: From the Minotaur to Guernica, 1927-1939 , Barcelona, 2011, p. 447, no. 1105 (illustrated in color, p. 360; titled Portrait of Dora Maar with Hat and Hairnet ). B. Léal, C. Piot and M.-L. Bernadac, The Ultimate Picasso , New York, 2000, pp. 325, 329 and 520 (illustrated in color, p. 328, fig. 802). I. Mössinger, B. Ritter and K. Drechsel, eds., Picasso et les femmes , exh. cat., Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2002, p. 211 (illustrated in the artist’s studio)