Gouache by Pablo Picasso

Jun 28, 2021. 20:24 UTC
Gouache by Pablo Picasso
Frederick Lyle Von Thrauthemburg Morris
United States of America

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Candle light - Picasso - certified - first purchased Europe, 9x12, professionally matted and framed, three known owners, Morgan about 1950 - Spain, Spelmen 1957 - France, Seybert France 1957



Candle light - Picasso - certified - first purchased Europe, 9x12, professionally matted and framed, three known owners, Morgan about 1950 - Spain, Spelmen 1957 - France, Seybert France 1957, exhibited New York New York 2009 Private Gallery and Sale, Currently on Exhibit Mid-South Artist , Gallery, Bartlett, TN owned by St. Elisabeth's Interfaith Episcopal Church, in featured exhibits through Sept 2021. Gallery Certification provided in documentation.

Answered within about 21 hours
Jun 29, 17:24 UTC
By Karine SH

Fair Market Value

$800,000 - $1,125,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$800,000 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Frederick Lyle Von Thrauthemburg Morris,

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Thank you


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Frederick lyle von thrauthemburg morris morris Jun 29, 20:26 UTC

the painting is water color, I have attached detail photos of front and back

Karine sh Jun 30, 10:46 UTC

Dear Frederick Lyle,

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

The appraised item that appears to be by Pablo Picasso is a gouache on paper that measures 12" (h) x 9" (w). It is a still life depicting (from left to right) a white bouquet in a long vase, yellowish candlelight and a book on a table. It is signed on the upper right, and several stamps from previous collectors appear on the reverse of the work. The condition seems to be very good overall. According to the information provided, it has been exhibited (four times) and is currently shown at the Mid-South Artist Gallery, Bartlett, TN. It is framed and matted, and it comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This work strongly echoes another fully authenticated painting executed in 1937 by Pablo Picasso called "Still life with candlesticks" (Nature morte au chandelier), which, according to several sources, is currently part of a private collection.

The period around 1937 when this particular work was probably executed proved to be challenging for the artist due to conflicts in his personal life and political events in his native Spain. Picasso responded to this turmoil by creating vivid works with complex compositions and objects. The candlelight here probably translates hope and death.

It is important to underline that no catalog raisonne has been consulted for this appraisal. This valuation has been provided on the condition of authenticity, which may need to be confirmed with additional research. For more information, please visit www.mearto.com/authenticate.

The estimation highlighted in red above is based on comparables offered and sold at auction in the last five years. The subject work's size, the composition, condition (based on photographs and comments provided), and the artists' current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar items available on the primary (retail) market vary and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.

Best wishes,


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