Picasso's Femme au Costume could make $32.8m in London

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2015-06-26 13:35:41

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Picasso's Femme au Costume could make $32.8m in London

Picasso's Femme au Costume is to highlight a sale of impressionist and modern art

Pablo Picasso's Femme au Costume Turc Dans un Fauteuil will carry a 15m-20m ($24.6m-32.8m) estimate to Christie's Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale in London.

The auction will take place on February 4.

Picasso Femme au Costume Christie'sThe work depicts Jacqueline Roque, one of Picasso's most significant muses

Dating to 1955, the major work shows Jacqueline Roque, a muse whom Picasso would later marry, in a harem costume - one of a number of piecesthat explore variations on Delacroix's Les femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement (1834).

The death of Matisse, with whom Picasso had enjoyed a long friendship, is thought to have been a catalyst for his development of the concubine themeas it isa motif that appears throughout Matisse's work.

He told biographer Roland Penrose, who visited him in his studio in 1955, "when Matisse died he left his odalisques to me as a legacy, and this is my idea of the orient though I have never been there".

Jacqueline was also said to strongly resemble a woman appearing in Delacroix's work, and lived for many years in Africa - an orientalistconnection that Picasso exploited in his work.

The sale will also feature significant works from Juan Gris and Piet Mondrian - along with pieces byClaude Monet and Alberto Giacometti.

We have this postcard of Picasso's Femme ivre se fatigue, which has been signed by the artist.

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