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This print depicts Picasso’s companion Françoise Gilot wearing a coat he brought back for her from the World Peace Congress in Poland in 1948. Picasso made six different versions of the lithograph. This artist’s proof, taken from the second version, was given to Gustav and Elly for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler and is inscribed on the back ‘To Elly and Gustav for their silver wedding anniversary with my affection, Heini, March 1950’.

September 2004