La blonde signed 'Francis Picabia' (lower left) gouache laid on board 46 x 38.1cm (18 1/8 x 15in). Painted circa 1940-1946
PROVENANCE Germaine Picabia, Cannes (artist's first wife). Hans Schroder, Garmisch Partenkirchen (purchased from the above in 1957). Charles Kriwin, Brussels. Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 22 February 1989, Lot 83. Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 22 October 1997, Lot 83. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia and is sold with a photo-certificate of authenticity from the Comité Picabia, dated Paris, le 5 octobre 2004, no.2051.