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Tête (étude pour Nu àla draperie) by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Tête (étude pour Nu àla draperie), 1907

Gouache and watercolor on paper
31.3 x 24.2 cm (12.32 x 9.53 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (08 May 2018)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 8, 2018
Christie'sNew YorkThe Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: 19th & 20th16
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Tête (étude pour Nu àla draperie)
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


31.3 x 24.2 cm (12.32 x 9.53 in)


gouache and watercolor on paper


Gertrude and Leo Stein, Paris (acquired from the artist, fall 1907).

Gertrude Stein, Paris (acquired from Leo Stein, 1913 or 1914).

Estate of Gertrude Stein, Paris (1946).

Syndicate of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (acquired from the above, 1968).

Acquired from the above by the late owners, October 1972.


New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family, December 1970-March 1971, p. 169.

Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Gertrude Stein and Picasso and Juan Gris, June-August 1971, no. 11 (illustrated).


J. Richardson, Pablo Picasso: Watercolours and Gouaches, London, 1964, p. 30.

E. Burns, ed., Gertude Stein on Picasso, New York, 1970, p. 67 (illustrated).

F. Russoli and F. Minervino, L'opera completa di Picasso cubista, Milan, 1972, p. 90, no. 47 (illustrated; titled Busto femminile).

P. Daix and J. Rosselet, Picasso: The Cubist Years, 1907-1916, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings and Related Works, London, 1979, pp. 186 and 207, no. 88 (illustrated, p. 207; dated summer 1907 and with incorrect medium).

M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, pp. 262-264, no. 98 (illustrated, p. 263; dated summer 1907).

H. Seckel, Les demoiselles d'Avignon, exh. cat., Musée Picasso, Paris, 1988, p. 260, no. 6 (illustrated, p. 262; titled Buste de femme (ou étude pour le marin), dated June-July 1907 and with incorrect medium).

J. Richardson, A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917, New York, 1996, vol. II, p. 25 (illustrated; with incorrect medium).

J. Bishop, C. Debray and R. Rabinow, eds., The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, exh. cat., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011, p. 445, no. 367 (in situ photographs, pp. 370 and 393, pls. 355 and 384; dated June-July 1907 and with incorrect medium).


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Tête (étude pour Nu à la draperie)

gouache and watercolor on paper

12 3/8 x 9 ½ in. (31.3 x 24.2 cm.)

Painted in 1907