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Course de taureaux by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Course de taureaux, 1900

Gouache and pastel on board
47 x 69.8 cm (18.5 x 27.5 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (14 May 2019)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 14, 2019
Christie'sNew YorkImpressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale6A
$****** - ******
Course de taureaux
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


47 x 69.8 cm (18.5 x 27.5 in)


gouache and pastel on board


signed '-P. Ruiz Picasso-' (lower left)


(Possibly) Berthe Weill, Paris (acquired from the artist).

(Possibly) Adolphe Brisson, Paris (acquired from the above).

Anon. sale, Maître Maurice Rheims, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 18 March 1959, lot 24.

Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.


New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni, May-June 1960, p. 185, no. 191 (illustrated).

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Picasso: An American Tribute, April-May 1962, no. 6 (illustrated).

The Art Gallery of Toronto and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Picasso and Man, January-March 1964, p. 26, no. 5 (illustrated).

Forth Worth Art Center Museum, Picasso: Drawings, Watercolors, Gouaches, February-March 1967, p. 101, no. 142.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, May-September 1980, p. 30 (illustrated in color, p. 31; with incorrect medium).

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art and Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906, March 1997-January 1998, p. 119, no. 33 (illustrated in color; detail illustrated in color, p. 20; titled Bullfight and with incorrect medium).

Málaga, Museo Picasso, Picasso: Toros, April-July 2005, pp. 150 and 196, no. 34 (illustrated in color, p. 150; with incorrect medium).


P. Daix and G. Boudaille, Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1900-1906, London, 1967, p. 120, no. II.6 (illustrated; titled Bullfight and with incorrect medium).

C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1969, vol. 21, no. 148 (illustrated, pl. 58; with incorrect medium).

A. Davis, "Sutton Place Townhouse: Italian Designer Blends Fine Art and Décor" in Architectural Digest, December 1977, pp. 38-47 (illustrated in color in situ in Drue Heinz's home, p. 39).

J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: The Early Years, 1881-1907, New York, 1981, pp. 194 and 530, no. 452 (illustrated, p. 194; titled The Open Bull-pen and with incorrect medium).

F. Rodari, Un dimanche avec Picasso, Geneva, 1991, p. 42 (illustrated in color).

E. Vallès, Picasso i Rusiñol: La cruïa de la modernitat, Barcelona, 2008, p. 197 (illustrated in color, p. 150, fig. 104; with incorrect medium).

L. Folgarait, Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert Einstein, and Anarchy, London, 2017, p. 155 (illustrated, fig. 57; with incorrect medium).


signed '-P. Ruiz Picasso-' (lower left)

gouache and pastel on board

18 ½ x 27 ½ in. (47.1 x 70 cm.)

Executed in Barcelona, 1900