A drawing 64 x 49 cm in red and black chalks is estimated $ 6M for sale by Sotheby's in New York on November 4, lot 7T.
Picasso was a great draughtsman. He uses the best traditional effects of the sanguine to provide texture and depth to this nice woman's head. The result reminds the ancient marbles.
Yet the figure of his wife Olga merges here with the antique models. We recognize her straight nose and her oval face. Pablo managed the feat to make a drawing altogether timeless and intimate.
I invite you to watch the video shared by Sotheby's.