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Artist Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Title Nude in a Black Armchair.
Date March 9, 1932 in Boisgeloup.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 63 3/4 x 51 in.
162 x 130 cm.
oil on canvas.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Picasso, Pablo 829-2m    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (c) Mrs. Meric Callery, Boulougne-sur-Seine;
(d) Madeleine Haas Russell, San Francisco;
(d) her estate;
(g and h) Sale, Christie's, New York, Twentieth Century Art (Evening Sale), November 9, 1999, lot 507 ($45,102,500, to Les Wexner);
(h) Les Wexner, Columbus, Ohio.
Current repository Les Wexner, Columbus, Ohio, United States, private.
Sourced updates Title and attribution: (c and f) Nude in a Black Armchair, by Pablo Picasso. Medium: (f) Oil on canvas. Dimensions: (f) 63 3/4 x 51 in. (162 x 130 cm.)
Title history (c) Alternatively titled Nude on a Black Couch; (f) Nu au fauteuil noir.
Images Photograph, Soichi Sunami, New York 5021/7 120 Gift, Art Students League, New York, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York August 31, 1988.
Publication, New York, Museum of Modern Art. Picasso: Forty Years of His Art [exh.]. November 15, 1939 - January 7, 1940, p.154 (244).
Inscriptions/Markings (i) Signed lower left: "Picasso".
Exhibitions (c) Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Callery Collection, Picasso-Léger [exh.], January 1(?) - February 20, 1945 (lent by Mrs. Meric Callery); (e) New York, Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition of New York Private Collections [exh.], July 21 - September 12, 1948 (lent by an anonymous private collection); (f) London, Tate Collection, Matisse Picasso [trav. exh.], May 11 - August 18, 2002 (120).
Sources (c) Information from Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive.
(d) Vogel, Carol. "3-Way Bidding Battle Sends a Picasso Soaring." New York Times (November 10, 1999). Available online at 933A25752C1A96F958260, December 2008.
(e) Information from reproduction.
(f) London, Tate Collection. Matisse Picasso [trav. exh.]. Comps. Elizabeth Cowling, et al. May 11 - August 18, 2002, p.242 (120).
(g) Sale, Christie's, New York. Twentieth Century Art (Evening Sale). November 9, 1999, lot 507 (priced copy). Available online at id=1880329, December 2008.
(h) Vogel, Carol. "A Prize that Pickles." New York Times (December 1, 2000). Available online at 932A35751C1A9669C8B63, December 2008.
(i) Signature as read by Library Staff (McQ).
LC subject Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Walter, Marie-Thérèse, 1909-1977.
Art, Spanish.
Other subject Nudes: Females.
Form Spanish School.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Private collection Les Wexner, art collection.
Frick artist name form Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Variant title Nude on a Black Couch
Nu au fauteuil noir

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