numbered 10/12 and stamped with the foundry mark F. Godard Fondeur
Provenance: Constance Kamens, New-York.
Sale: Sotheby's London, 4 December 1996, lot 145.
Private collection, Tel-Aviv.
Literature: Penrose R. The sculpture of Picasso, New-York, 1967, p. 55 (another cast illustrated).
Hommage a Pablo Picasso, Musee du Petit Palais, Paris, 1966-67, no. 213 (illustration of another cast).
Rubin W., 'Primitivism' in 20th century Art; Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern, New-York, 1984, Vol.1 p. 287. (illustration of the original wood carving).
The sculpture is in generally very good condition, with a nice brown chocolate color patina. Few small nicks on the reverse. Wooden base has discolored.