Posted: 28 Feb 2018 by PML
Paul Mitchell were pleased we could offer a rare 19th century French Louis XV revival frame for the the star lot in Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on the 28th February 2018, New Bond Street, London. The picture sold for £49.8 million!
This rarely seen painting by Picasso is of his lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter.
The frames double ogee moulding and reeded sight pick up on the curves and lines in the composition, whilst the subtle red bole set off against the matt and burnished water gilding, creates quite a contrast, complementing this lively portrait.