Signed ‘Irene Lagut’ (lower right) Oil on canvas 73 x 48 cm Provenance: Delvaux, 29.06.2005, lot 50 Borodulin Collection French painter, initiated to painting by her husband Serge Jastrebzoff, known as Serge Férat. Student of Picasso, her work was imbued with a Cubist style in which she mainly explored faces of women, children and harlequins. In 1920, she exhibited at the Salon de la Societé des Artistes Indépendants, where she met important artistic figures of her time such as Max Jacob, Chirico, Gino Severini, and Ardengo Soffici, who helped her in her career. Olga Hohlova, a Russian ballet dancer, was the first wife of Pablo Picasso, and the mother of his son. Irene Lagut and Olga Hohlova were close friends.