World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Les Noces de Pierrette

Article Id: WHEBN0003975751
Reproduction Date:

Title: Les Noces de Pierrette  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Pablo Picasso, Lesnoces.JPG, 1905 paintings, The Four Little Girls, Françoise Gilot
Collection: 1905 Paintings, Paintings by Pablo Picasso
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Les Noces de Pierrette

Pablo Picasso, Les Noces de Pierrette, (1905) 23.5

Les Noces de Pierrette (English:The marriage of Pierrette) is a painting by the Spanish artist and sculptor, Pablo Picasso. Painted in 1905, during Picasso's Blue Period; a time when the artist faced poverty and depression following the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas in 1901.

Sales history

The painting was acquired in 1907 by Josef Stránský, an art dealer and a friend of Picasso's. From 1945 to 1962, the painting was owned by Picasso's son Paulo Picasso.[1]

The painting was owned by Joan Whitney Payson, and it was consigned by her daughter, Lorinda de Roulet. The painting was owned by the Swedish investment banker and mecenat Fredrik Roos when it was sold at Binoche et Godeau in Paris on November 30, 1989.[1] The buyer, Tomonori Tsurumaki, a real-estate developer, investment banker and owner of Autopolis racetrack, purchased the painting for the sum of $51,670,000, making it one of the world's most expensive paintings.[2]

With the collapse of Tsurumaki's company, Nippon Tri-Trust, the painting ended up in the hands of the construction company Hazama, which had constructed Tsurumaki's racetrack. Hazama, having run into financial difficulties, put the painting up as collateral when the firm took a loan from Lake Credit Company. Thus, Lake Credit Company came into possession of Les Noces de Pierrette. When Lake Credit Company sold its stake in the mainline consumer loan business to GE Capital, Les Noces de Pierrette (along with 500 other paintings worth approximately $200 million) became the property of GE Capital. Presently, Les Noces de Pierrette is secured in the vault of Mitsui Trust Bank.

See also


  1. ^ a b,3005409&dq=lorinda-de-roulet&hl=en
  2. ^ Japanese Developer Buys Picasso at Record Price - New York Times
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.