Pablo Picasso, ‘Woman in an Armchair’, 1947, MICHALI GALLERY
Pablo Picasso, ‘Woman in an Armchair’, 1947, MICHALI GALLERY
  • Certificate by Mr. Claude Picasso.

Pablo Picasso made a series of lithographs on the “Femme au Fauteuil” subject, considered is graphic masterpiece in lithography, and used the above drawing as a reference: https://picassofemmefauteuil.wordpress.com/
Françoise Gilot, Picasso's lover from 1943 to 1953, was the model for this emblematic series.

  • Ulm, Ulmer Museum, "Pablo Picasso in der Verwandlung, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Marina Picasso", 9 Oct- 4 Dec. 1994, illustrated p. 74 No. 4 in the catalogue.

"Pablo Picasso in der Verwandlung, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Marina Picasso", exhibition catalogue of the Ulmer Museum, 1994, ill. p. 74 No.4.

  • Estate of the artist
  • Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France