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Rare and Unique Picasso Available Through Sheldon Fine Art

Newport, Rhode Island, For immediate release - 

Sheldon Fine Art of Newport, RI has gained exclusive rights to represent the sale of a historically significant artwork by Pablo Picasso.  'Woman with a Cape' ('La Jeune Fille') Pablo Picasso, 1936 was left undiscovered for decades after its purchase in London by the original owner. Now, after fifteen years of research, overwhelming evidence speaks to its authenticity. A fingerprint, embedded in the varnish of the work during its creation, matches that of Pablo Picasso himself. 'Woman with a Cape' is the first known bichromate gum print to ever have been created by Picasso, an artist who transcended the title of painter, and proceeded to use myriad forms of sculpture, mark making, and printing to create his masterpieces.  This historic relevance alone places the value and desirability of the work at an incredible peak.  

 

The original work is available for private viewing by appointment. A one of one reproductions of the piece will be on display to the public for the first time ever at Sheldon Fine Art. 

  • HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT ARTISTIC REDISCOVERY

  • THE FIRST WORK OF ITS KIND TO BE PRODUCED BY PABLO PICASSO

  • BEARS A THUMB PRINT MATCHING THAT OF THE ARTIST, LEFT DURING THE WORK'S CREATION

  • TO BE OFFERED BY SHELDON FINE ART, OF NEWPORT RI

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Woman in a Cape (La Jeune Fille), 1936

Pablo Picasso (attributed), Spanish, 1881-1973

Offset Lithograph, Bichromate Gum Printing on Paper

16x20" Price available on Request

Newport, RI - Sheldon Fine Art is honored to present for sale the most exciting rediscovery of a Pablo Picasso artwork in recent decades: 'Woman with a Cape' ('La Jeune Fille') Pablo Picasso, 1936. Created by one of the most well known artists of all time, 'Woman with a Cape' is the first work of its kind to have been created by Picasso. Allowed to disappear into history after its initial sale during World War II in 1944, the incredibly unique work, improving on a past masterpiece of Picasso's, has finally been verified and made available for sale to the public. SFA is pleased to represent the sale of this work through their gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, offering a unique opportunity for collectors in Rhode Island to be among the first to view and acquire this historically significant work of art. The work has been estimated at a value of several million dollars. 

Dated at 1936, the enigmatic image portrays a past masterpiece of Picasso's: the woman in blue, 'Woman with a Cape' ('La Jeune Fille'), Pablo Picasso, 1901. In the summer of 1944, Nicholas Verrastro acquired the art work in a 'fire' sale from a streetcorner vendor during the second bombing of London, November 1944. The painting arrived in New York City in November or December of that year, where it remained in the Verrastro family collection. For years after World War II ended, the piece was displayed in the home of Jenny and Rose Verrastro in Greenwich Village, New York City. Eventually, it was placed in storage and remained undiscovered until April of 2004. 

 

Now, 'Woman with a Cape' ('La Jeune Fille') Pablo Picasso, 1936 has been fully appraised and a historic opportunity to acquire the piece has become realized. Sheldon Fine Art is pleased to offer this opportunity to our valued collectors, and encourage interested parties to inquire. 

 

To request additional information on 'Woman with a Cape' ('La Jeune Fille') Pablo Picasso, 1936 please email:

 

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