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Sylvette David poses for Picasso in his Vallauris studio, 1954 

- Pablo Picasso - Portrait de Sylvette David 21, 1954 

- Pablo Picasso - Sylvette, 1954  

- Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Sylvette David 30, 1954 

There was a time when Sylvette David was at the centre of a media storm and breaking hearts throughout Europe. But, at just 19, she was so timid that she didn’t enjoy her power. With her grave beauty and tumbling blonde hair tied in a coquettish ponytail, she caught the eye of Pablo Picasso in 1954 and, for three months, became his muse: the subject of over 40 of his.