Hand-addressed and signed mailing envelope, 5.75 x 4.5, addressed by Picasso to "Madame Ines Sassier, 7 R. des Grands Augustins, Paris 6e As.," and signed as part of the return address on the flap: "Envoi Picasso— Mougins, A.M." Postmarked at Cannes in 1962. In very good to fine condition, with light overall creasing.
Picasso met Ines Sassier while vacationing in Mougins in 1936 and, delighted by her charm, promptly welcomed both her and her sister to his domestic staff. She remained Picasso's close friend, advisor, cook, and confidante for more than three decades. Picasso lived and worked in the grand mansion at 7 Rue des Grands Augustins from 1936 and 1955, and eventually retired to his hilltop estate in Mougins, called Mas de Notre Dame de Vie, in 1961.
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