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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Femme retenant son peignoir , c. 1923 Signed "Picasso" in pencil l.r. Graphite on wove paper, sheet size 12 5/8 x 9 11/16 in. (32.1 x 24.6 cm), framed. Condition: Deckled edges, foxing, mat burn, paper tape hinged to backing mat. Provenance: Estate of Hester Marion (née Chanler) Pickman (1893-1989), Bedford, Massachusetts; by family descent to the present owner. Literature: The Picasso Project, Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973, Neoclassicism II 1922-1924 (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1996), no. 23-204, p. 173 (illus.); Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Vol. V (Paris: Èditions Cahiers d'Art, 1942-1951), no. 134, p. 66 (illus.). N.B. A photo-certificate issued by Claude Ruiz-Picasso of the Picasso Administration accompanies the lot. We wish to thank Mr. Picasso and Christine Pinault for their kind assistance. Hester M. Chanler was a descendent of the Astor family by her paternal grandmother Margaret "Maddie" Astor Ward (1838-1875) and her grandfather New York congressman John Winthrop Chanler (1826-1877). While she was born into a family of social prominence and wealth, it was also one of artistic achievement--her mother Margaret (née Terry) Chanler, uncle Francis Marion Crawford, and aunt Mary Crawford Fraser all published works of fiction and non-fiction; her maternal great-aunt Julia Ward Howe wrote the song "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and her


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