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Femme accoudée by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Femme accoudée, 1921

Pastel on paper
104.8 x 75.3 cm (41.25 x 29.63 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (12 Nov 2018)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 12, 2018
Christie'sNew YorkImpressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper8A
$****** - ******
Femme accoudée
Artwork Description

Works on Paper


104.8 x 75.3 cm (41.25 x 29.63 in)


pastel on paper


signed and dated ‘Picasso 21’ (lower right)


Galerie Thannhauser, Munich.

Etienne Bignou, Paris (until at least 1932).

Galerie Charpentier, Paris.

Marie Cuttoli, Paris (by 1951).

Private collection, Brussels.

Galerie Beyeler, Basel.

Private collection, Switzerland.

William Beadleston, Inc., New York.

Acquired from the above by the late owners, 23 June 1987.


Brussels, Galerie Le Centaure, Trente ans de peinture française, June 1930, no. 41.

Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso 1901-1932, June-July 1932, p. 53, no. 157 (titled La Dame en bleu and dated 1925).

New York, Valentine Gallery, Selection: Newest Canvases from the School of Paris, December 1932, no. 10 (illustrated; titled Le Corsage bleu).

Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Œuvres choisies du XXe siècle, May-July 1951, no. 30 (titled Femme).

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Peintres de portraits, May-June 1952, no. 46 (dated 1920; titled La femme en bleu).

New York, Beadleston Gallery, Inc., The Herbert J. & Adele Klapper Collection, May 2002, no. 7 (illustrated in color; detail illustrated in color on the cover and the frontispiece).


Cahiers d'Art, 1930, no. 5, p. 277 (illustrated).

Le Centaure, July 1930, nos. 9-10, p. 200 (illustrated).

Apollo, June 1931, vol. XIII, no. 78, p. 396 (illustrated).

"Picasso" in Cahiers d'Art, 1932, no. 7, p. 140 (illustrated).

J. Cassou, Picasso, New York, 1940, p. 166 (illustrated, p. 109).

C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1951, vol. 4, no. 307 (illustrated, pl. 113).

W. Spies, Picasso: Pastelle, Zeichnungen, Aquarelle, Cologne, 1986, p. 278, no. 113 (illustrated in color).

J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: From the Ballets to Drama, 1917-1926, Barcelona, 1999, p. 513, no. 1149 (illustrated, p. 310).


signed and dated ‘Picasso 21’ (lower right)

pastel on paper

41 ¼ x 29 5/8 in. (104.7 x 75 cm.)

Executed in 1921