Pablo Picasso Artwork Details


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Original Etching 8/9/1968 (II) , Mouguins, signed by the artist in pencil with full margins Image size :348 x 280 mms (Paper size), 147 x 210 mms (Plate size) Reference: B.Baer (Volume VI) 1813 .B.b.1 , Bloch 1796 Edition: 35/50 - There were also 17 artists proofs Published by: Gallerie Louis Leiris, 1969. Note: This etching is number 316 of the so called 347 series made by Picasso at the grand old age of 87. Despite the old age of the artist the works are dynamic and amusing - his longevity has taken away none of his creativity. In a 6 month period the artist created 347 etchings - sometimes doing several in the course of a single day. All are dated, signed and numbered. This was a great feat for a man of his age! Note 2: This piece is noted for forgeries which exist (not ours - I hasten to add! 2 false plates are known - one of which was seized by the German Police! Provenance: The stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece eminates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it. Printed by: Crommelynck Freres, France

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