Harlequin and Animal Sketches (recto), Musical Staff (verso)
Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Date: Circa 1918
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm, 10.6 x 8.3″
Inscription (by another hand, verso): “essai de plume à musique et autres fait par Picasso chez Valentine Hugo”
Authentication: The work is sold with photocertificates of authenticity from Claude Picasso and from Maya Widmaier Picasso.
Provenance: Acquired near the time of its creation by a family living in the same building as Valentine Hugo, the French artist who was also Picasso’s friend; thence by descent.