Mercure - Design for the Front Curtain, circa 1924
Signed Picasso (lr)
Gouache, pastel and pencil on light gray paper
7 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (20 x 22.2 cm)
Emily Milliken Wilson
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, April 23, 1986, lot 100
Maya Widmaier Picasso, on March 26, 1985, and the Comite Picasso, on May 31, 1990, have confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Mercure was a ballet produced by Count Etienne de Beaumont, with music by Erik Satie and decor and costumes by Picasso.
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