Lot Details

This early crayon and charcoal drawing by Picasso is a lively street scene executed with bold, deft strokes in a reduced palette of browns and blues. In tone and theme, it is typical of Picasso’s sketches of urban life from 1900 to 1901, the moment leading up to the artist’s celebrated Blue Period. The drawing has been authenticated by both the artist’s daughter Maya Widmaier-Picasso and the artist’s son Claude Ruiz-Picasso. It measures 8.25 x 5.1 inches (21 x 13 cm) and is in good condition. It is hinged to the upper left and right edge on the reverse to the mount. The upper sheet is slightly uneven with minor paper loss to the upper right corner. There is a minor tear (approx. 1 cm) to the center lower edge. Overall charcoal rubbing to the surface of the sheet is presumably original to the artist.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Remains of Hinges
Separated Element / Broken Element / Missing Element
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Location: Upper right
Notes: The upper sheet is slightly uneven with minor paper loss to the upper right corner.
Degree: Minor
Surface Soiling
Overall Yes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Overall charcoal rubbing to the surface of the sheet is presumably original to the artist.

Tears / Holes
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Notes: There is a minor tear (approx. 1 cm) to the center lower edge.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Leicester Galleries, London, England; Private collection, England
  • Pickup Location: United Kingdom
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.1 in. (20.96 x 12.95 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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