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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 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9506E2D7103AF 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 http://www.artnet.com/PDB/FAADsearch/LotDetailView.aspx?lot_ id=1880329, December 2008.
(h) Vogel, Carol. "A Prize that Pickles." New York Times (December 1, 2000). Available online at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C07E7DD103DF 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)
Reproductions.
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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