Brush and black ink, pen and brown ink, graphite, and blue wash on off-white wove paper, laid down on board
Inscribed recto, upper, in brush and brown ink: "ESPRiT DE JEUNE FiLLE"; signed, dated, and dedicated at lower right, in pen and brown ink: "au Docteur BrunnSCHWeiLER/malgré sa defense /F. Picaba/Lausanne 11 mars 1918"; verso, upper left, in graphite: "D355"; upper right corner in graphite: "5" [encircled]; lower left, in graphite: "37091"; lower right, in black ball point pen: "#9003"; lower right, in graphite: "…sfr. 80" [partially covered]
488 × 344 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
William Camfield, Francis Picabia: His Art, Life and Times (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979), p. 113, fig. 150.
Maria Llïusa Borràs, Picabia (New York: Rizzoli, 1985), p. 198, no. 255, fig. 355.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 159, cat. 112 (ill.).
Wellesley Mass., Wellesley College Art Museum, Jewett Arts Center, “Two Women Collect,” April 2–25, 1976.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 159, cat. 112(ill.).
Dr. Hermann Brunnschweiler (1879–1968), Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1918. Unknown source [blind stamp (Hammer; possibly Armand Hammer?) recto, lower left, embossed]. Sold by Robert Elkon, New York, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, 1962, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.
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