Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples / Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); Flûtiste et dormeuse XVI;
Ex coll. Marina Picasso and with her collector's stamp (L. 3698) verso
Gallery Michael, Beverly Hills, California
Geiser & Baer, Picasso Peintre-graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé, Volume II, 1932-1934, Berne, 1992 (Baer 479).
This monotype is 1 of only 2 impressions made by the artist in
1933 and shows a flute player sitting next to a serene sleeping model (most likely his young lover Marie-Thérèse Walter). Picasso made monotypes by painting on glass and then pressing paper over his composition. The transferred painted image became the monotype.