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Le repas de l’acrobate by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Le repas de l’acrobate, 1905

Gouache, watercolor and pen and india ink on card laid down on paper
31.8 x 23.2 cm (12.5 x 9.13 in)
Works on Paper
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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 Sale52C
$****** - ******
Le repas de l’acrobate
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


31.8 x 23.2 cm (12.5 x 9.13 in)


gouache, watercolor and pen and india ink on card laid down on paper


signed ‘Picasso’ (upper left)


Dr. Gottlieb Friedrich von Reber, Lausanne (by 1931).

Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York and Paris (acquired from the above, 28 July 1933).

Mrs. Frederick G. Clark, New York (acquired from the above, 1 February 1938, until at least 1947).

Acquired by the family of the present owner, 1950s.


London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Thirty Years of Pablo Picasso , June 1931, no. 6 (titled Deux Saltimbanques and dated 1904-1905).

New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co., Picasso, Blue and Rose Periods, 1901-1906 , November 1936, p. 21, no. 24.

New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Pastels, Watercolors, Drawings , April-May 1937, no. 15.

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Picasso Before 1907 , October-November 1947, no. 30.


C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso , Paris, 1932 , vol. 1, no. 292 (illustrated, pl. 124).

D. Cooper, Picasso et le théâtre , Paris, 1967, p. 81, no. 38 (illustrated).

P. Daix and G. Boudaille, Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1900-1906 , London, 1967, p. 260, no. XII:14 (illustrated).

A. Moravia, P. Lecaldano and P. Daix, The Complete Paintings of Picasso: Blue and Rose Periods , Milan, 1968, p. 100, no. 169 (illustrated).

F. Sopeña Ibañez, Picasso y la música , Madrid, 1982, p. 164 (illustrated, no. 41).

D. Kosinski, "G.F. Reber: Collector of Cubism" in The Burlington Magazine , August 1991, vol. 133, no. 1061, p. 530 (titled Two Saltimbanques and dated 1904-1905).


PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

L e repas de l ’ acrobat e

signed ‘Picasso’ (upper left)

gouache, watercolor and pen and India ink on card laid down on paper

12 ½ x 9 1/8 in. (31.6 x 23.3 cm.)

Executed in 1905