Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Olga et Paulo: la Soupe (Maternité)    Etching, 1922-23  Bloch 70; Baer 111bis only state, B.b (of B.c)   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Although Picasso worked the plate of this subject in 1922-23, most probably in summer 1922 in the Brittany seaside resort of Dinard, the plate was rediscovered in 1955 coated with industrial paint. That same year, it was cleaned and subsequently published by Galerie Louise Leiris in an edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 49.8 x 50cm (19.6 x 19.7in) Sheet Size : 56.8 x 76.2cm (22.4 x 30in)   POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     'Flûtiste et trois Femmes nues' from the 'Suite Vollard'    Drypoint and scraper, 1932  Bloch 144; Baer 258 only state, B.c (of B.d); S.V. 11; HP 301  An impression from the edition of 50, also called the deluxe edition or the large margin edition.  Inscribed '301' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Montgolfier.  Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in) Sheet Size : 38.6 x 50.3cm (15.2 x 19.8in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     'Sculpteur songeant, Modèle aux Cheveux noirs et Bol avec trois Anémones' from the 'Suite Vollard'    Etching, 1933  Bloch 177; Baer 330 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 68; HP 329  Signed in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.  Inscribed '329' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Montgolfier.  Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in) Sheet Size : 45 x 34cm (17.7 x 13.4in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté , from the  Suite Vollard    Etching, 1933  Bloch 178; Baer 331 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 69; HP 330  Signed in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.  Inscribed '330' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Vollard.  Image Size : 29.5 x 37cm (11.6 x 14.6in) Sheet Size : 34 x 45cm (13.4 x 17.7in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Tête de Femme no. 7. Portrait de Dora Maar.     Drypoint and sandpaper, 1939  Bloch 1336; Baer 655 only state, D (of E)  An impression from the edition of 105 on vergé de Montval either during the first half of 1939, or most probably in 1942. All impressions printed in 1942 remained with the artist until he passed away.  Printed by Lacourière.  Watermark: Picasso.  Image Size : 29.5 x 23.5cm (11.6 x 9.3in) Sheet Size : 44.2 x 33.5cm (17.4 x 13.2in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Têtes de Béliers     Lithograph printed in black, 1945  Bloch 382; Mourlot 19, only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 23 x 34cm (9.1 x 13.4in) Sheet Size : 32.5 x 44.2cm (12.8 x 17.4in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      La Tasse et la Pomme     Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 0447; Mourlot 91  A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.    Stamped in ink on the recto 'Succ. Ateliers Mourlot M'.    Image Size : 16 x 25cm (6.3 x 9.8in) Sheet Size : 44.6 x 32.6cm (17.6 x 12.8in)  £900
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Composition au Verre à pied    Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 0431; Mourlot 77  A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.    Watermark: Arches  Image Size : 25 x 31.2cm (9.8 x 12.3in) Sheet Size : 44.3 x 32.6cm (17.4 x 12.8in)   £1,100
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Portrait de Góngora     Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 424; Mourlot 70, only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Image Size : 39 x 32.5cm (15.4 x 12.8in) Sheet Size : 65.5 x 50cm (25.8 x 19.7in)   Note: Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627) was a Spanish Baroque poet. He was a bon vivant and was for a short period honorary chaplain of King Philip III of Spain. He is considered one of the best poets of the Spanish Golden Age.    Picasso's library is said to have contained some valuable first editions, most probably gifts, among them a volume of poems by the 17th century Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote, published in Lisbon in 1667. In 1898, after centuries of neglect, Gongora's poetry began to be revived, succeeding and in certain respects paralleling the rehabilitation of El Greco, whose art was to affect Picasso's own so deeply. The revival reached a climax in 1927, when the tercentenary of Gongora's death produced a spate of learned articles and tributes, including many by the Spanish 'poets of 1927': Lorca, Alberti, Diego and Guillen. Picasso would have been aware of Gongora since childhood, if only because Gongora's name had become synonymous with everything that was dark and difficult and unfathomable; Spanish peasants are reputed to have referred to particularly overcast and menacing days as 'Gongoras'.  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Mémoire d'homme    Lithograph printed in black, 1950  Mourlot 187; Cramer 59  A proof outside the edition of 350.  This subject is the sixth of nine lithographs produced by Picasso as illustrations for the first edition of the poem 'De mémoire d'homme' by Tristan Tzara, published by Bordas.  Inscribed by the printer on the verso, 'Picasso / 187/6', in pencil.   Note  Picasso and Tzara had already collaborated on 'L'Antitête' in 1933 when Tzara approached Picasso in 1949 asking him if he would produce the illustrations for his poem 'De Mémoire d'Homme'. Picasso agreed but kept putting off the work until Mourlot paid him a visit in Vallauris on April 16, 1950. This same day, he made the nine lithographs for 'De mémoire d'homme' as well as the cover for the second volume of 'Picasso lithographe'. For both he used the same technique of dipping his finger in ink to create the main shapes of the subjects, before marking their contours with lithographic chalk.  Image Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in) Sheet Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in)  £1,200   
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Jeunesse     Lithograph printed in black, 1950   Bloch 675; Mourlot 188, second state of two   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Note:  icasso created this subject for a poster advertising the international meeting against nuclear weapons held in Nice, France, between the 13th and 20th August 1950.     The lithograph was published in an edition of 50 and reproduced for the poster. Our impression is from the edition  Image Size : 50 x 65cm (19.7 x 25.6in) Sheet Size : 56 x 76cm (22.1 x 29.9in)   POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (designed by) (1881-1973)     Vallauris 1953 - Exposition    Linocut printed in black, 1953  Not in Bloch; Not in Baer; Czwiklitzer 68; Art of the Poster 7  Signed in the plate.  In all probability Picasso prepared a drawing for this subject, which was then transferred by photogravure to a zinc plate, which has the same properties as linoleum for printing. Picasso had not yet started to cut lino blocks for posters; his Toros Vallauris 1954 poster was the first of the Vallauris posters for which Picasso actually cut the blocks.  Printed in black on a paper which had been manufactured with stripes of colour. This type of paper was sometimes used for commercial posters and flyers in the 1950s, and Picasso was obviously attracted by its lively character.  Some impressions of this subject were printed on small format paper (68 x 52 cm), others on larger format paper (81 x 59 cm), Czwiklitzer records impressions in both sizes.  According to Czwiklitzer the edition was as many as 2000, but as the subject is now exceptionally rare, it seems likely that there were far fewer impressions, printed and released. Our impression therefore is very scarce, especially with such exceptional fresh colours.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 63 x 50cm (24.8 x 19.7in) Sheet Size : 68 x 52cm (26.8 x 20.5in)  £950
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Deux Clowns     Lithograph printed in colours, 1954   Bloch 766; Mourlot 264, only state   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in) Sheet Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in)   POA  
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition 55 Vallauris    Linocut printed in brown, 1955  Bloch 1268; Baer 1032 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 17; Art of the Poster 10  Signed in the plate.  From the edition of 600, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Although Baer mentions an edition of 600, impressions of this print are only rarely seen.  Printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".   Note  Picasso designed one 'Exposition Vallauris' poster each year from 1951 to 1964; in 1955, unusually, he produced three such posters, Baer 1030 to 1032. The first variant, Baer 1030, combines the outline of a vase with the traits of a face. The second poster, Baer 1031, represents the head of a Roman faun. In the third variant, Baer 1032, the words "Exposition" (exhibition) and "Vallauris" are connected by a radiant sun, with the letters so arranged that they show the smiling face of the sun - a highly integrated fusion of image and text.  Image Size : 66 x 53cm (26 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 100 x 67cm (39.4 x 26.4in)  £1,500
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Toros en Vallauris 1955    Linocut printed in colours, 1955  Bloch 1265; Baer 1029 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 14; Art of the Poster 25  Signed in the plate.  An impression printed in blue, red and yellow, outside the edition of 100 signed impressions, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Impressions of this subject are now exceptionally rare, and almost unknown in such fresh condition.  Stamped in ink on the verso: 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Watermark: Registres Torpes   Note  Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.  Image Size : 66.5 x 52cm (26.2 x 20.5in) Sheet Size : 90 x 59cm (35.4 x 23.2in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard    Linocut printed in black, 1955  Not in Bloch; Baer 1033 only state  An impression printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records eight to nine impressions of this subject, out of which three were printed on 'offset fort' paper with a margin only at the bottom. Our impression is one of these three proofs. Our impression also has a small margin at the top of the sheet, like the other impressions on 'offset fort' the sheet is slightly narrower than the linocut block. There was no edition printed of this subject.  Exceptionally rare.  Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, '28.12.1955. Jacqueline au Foulard. Epreuve d'essai noir sur fond blanc. Sans suite' in pencil.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 54.9 x 51.1cm (21.6 x 20.1in) Sheet Size : 67 x 50.2cm (26.4 x 19.8in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Vallauris 1956 Toros    Linocut printed in colours, 1956  Bloch 1270; Baer 1043 only state, A (of B); Czwiklitzer 18; Art of the Poster 26  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 200 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".   Note  Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.  Image Size : 66 x 54cm (26 x 21.3in) Sheet Size : 100 x 65.7cm (39.4 x 25.9in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Grand Nu debout    Linocut printed in black, 1956  Not in Bloch; Baer 1035 first state of two, I (of II)  Printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records only six impressions of this state, four of which are on 'offset fort' paper; ours is one of the four impressions. There was no edition of this subject.  Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra ' 8.2.1956 / Femme Nue 1er état / épreuve d'essai / noir sur fond blanc', in pencil.  Exceptionally rare.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 64 x 27cm (25.2 x 10.6in) Sheet Size : 65.3 x 50cm (25.7 x 19.7in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Femmes à leur Toilette    Linocut printed in colours, 1956  Not in Bloch; Baer 1037 'Superposition des couleurs', B (of B)  An impression printed in black over 'caramel rosé' on 'papier ordinaire'. Baer records only two to three impressions.  There was no edition of this subject and as Baer records only two to three impressions of this subject it makes this impression of the utmost rarity.  Experimental impression with the 'Deuxième Plateau: le noir' printed twice, once very lightly and the second time more heavily; the second printing was slightly misregistered, most likely accidentally.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".  Image Size : 55.1 x 51.7cm (21.7 x 20.4in) Sheet Size : 75.5 x 60cm (29.7 x 23.6in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Bacchanal    Lithograph printed in colours, 1956  Bloch 795; Mourlot 280  A proof outside the edition of 3,000 on wove paper.  Picasso used a crayon lithograph on transfer paper which was transferred to zinc. This subject was used as the cover for the third volume of the four volume edition 'Picasso Lithographs', published by André Sauret.  Image Size : 33.1 x 52.7cm (13 x 20.8in) Sheet Size : 52 x 65.2cm (20.5 x 25.7in)  £1,400   
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Femme accroupie aux Bras levés    Lithograph printed in black, 1956  Bloch 791; Mourlot 275 only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 50.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 43 x 60cm (16.9 x 23.6in) Sheet Size : 50.2 x 65.7cm (19.8 x 25.9in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Bacchanale au Hibou    Linocut printed in colours, 1959  Bloch 0938; Baer 1265 only state, B.b (of C)  An impression outside the ediiton of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris.  Signed, titled, and inscribed by the printer on the verso: "Bacchanale au Hibou / linogravure originale de Picasso / Hidalgo Arnéra".  Similar authentications and annotations by Picasso's printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, to that on the linocut described above appear on many of the linocuts in the Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris. Several of the Arnéra inscriptions from this collection are illustrated in the exhibition catalogue "Picasso à Vallauris / Linogravures", Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris, 16 Juin- 19 Novembre 2001, illustrations 2, 3, 4, and 8.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra / Non Signé / Archives'.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 53 x 64.1cm (20.9 x 25.2in) Sheet Size : 62 x 75cm (24.4 x 29.5in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Farol    Linocut printed in colours, 1959  Bloch 0945; Baer 1223 second and final state, II.A (of II.B.b)  A working proof printed in black and brown over a light brown background on 'offset fort' paper from before the edition of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris. The second state printed in black is slightly misregistered.  Baer records only one impression that was dedicated to Arnéra. As our impression has not been dedicated at least one more impression must have been printed and not seen by Baer.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 16.5 x 22.6cm (6.5 x 8.9in) Sheet Size : 33.5 x 51cm (13.2 x 20.1in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     L'Aubade, avec Femme Accoudée     Linocuts printed in colours, 1959  Not in Bloch; Baer 1233 first state of three, I (of III)  An impression of the first state printed in brown over a beige background. Baer records seven or eight such impressions, however we know of several more.  Although no edition of this subject was made, Picasso continued to work the block after the first state, producing a second state, and a third and final state. These latter two states are extremely rare with Baer recording just three of the second state and two of the third.  Stamped in ink on the verso "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 53.1 x 64cm (20.9 x 25.2in) Sheet Size : 62.1 x 75.3cm (24.4 x 29.6in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Pique II    Lithograph printed in black, 1959  Bloch 899, Mourlot 325 only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 50.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 46 x 62cm (18.1 x 24.4in) Sheet Size : 50.1 x 66cm (19.7 x 26in)  POA
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Madoura 1961    Linocut printed in colours, 1961  Bloch 1296; Baer 1272 only state, A (of C); Czwiklitzer 41; Art of the Poster 41  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form before the signed and numbered edition of 100 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Madoura, Cannes. Baer records one inscribed 'épreuve d'essai' and a number of uninscribed impressions.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Watermark: Arches  Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £2,600
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Toros y Toreros    Lithograph printed in black, 1961  Bloch 1012; Mourlot 345; Cramer 112  A proof outside the numbered edition of 125.  This composition was used as a frontispiece for the deluxe copies of the book 'Toros y Toreros', published by Cercle d'Art, Paris.  Inscribed by the printer on the verso, '354 Toros y Toreros / Cercle d'Art Edit. 125 Ed. / + 25 HC', in pencil.  Image Size : 37 x 26.6cm (14.6 x 10.5in) Sheet Size : 37 x 53.6cm (14.6 x 21.1in)  £1,600
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition de Vallauris 1962    Linocut printed in colours, 1962  Bloch 1299; Baer 1335 only state, B.b (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 48; Art of the Poster 22  Signed in the plate.  An impression printed in brown over a yellow background, outside the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Although printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper, this impression does not have the 'Hors Commerce' stamp recorded by Baer in the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £1,600
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition Vallauris 1963    Linocut printed in colours, 1963  Bloch 1300, Baer 1341 only state, A (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 50; Art of the Poster 20  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 170 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.   Note  Picasso produced an 'Exposition Vallauris' poster for the exhibition of ceramics in the town of Vallauris each year from 1951-1964.  Image Size : 63 x 53cm (24.8 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £1,400
       
     
  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Olga et Paulo: la Soupe (Maternité)    Etching, 1922-23  Bloch 70; Baer 111bis only state, B.b (of B.c)   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Although Picasso worked the plate of this subject in 1922-23, most probably in summer 1922 in the Brittany seaside resort of Dinard, the plate was rediscovered in 1955 coated with industrial paint. That same year, it was cleaned and subsequently published by Galerie Louise Leiris in an edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 49.8 x 50cm (19.6 x 19.7in) Sheet Size : 56.8 x 76.2cm (22.4 x 30in)   POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Olga et Paulo: la Soupe (Maternité) 

Etching, 1922-23

Bloch 70; Baer 111bis only state, B.b (of B.c) 

Signed and numbered in pencil. 
 
An impression from the edition of 50. 
 
Although Picasso worked the plate of this subject in 1922-23, most probably in summer 1922 in the Brittany seaside resort of Dinard, the plate was rediscovered in 1955 coated with industrial paint. That same year, it was cleaned and subsequently published by Galerie Louise Leiris in an edition of 50. 
 
Watermark: Arches. 

Image Size : 49.8 x 50cm (19.6 x 19.7in)
Sheet Size : 56.8 x 76.2cm (22.4 x 30in) 

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     'Flûtiste et trois Femmes nues' from the 'Suite Vollard'    Drypoint and scraper, 1932  Bloch 144; Baer 258 only state, B.c (of B.d); S.V. 11; HP 301  An impression from the edition of 50, also called the deluxe edition or the large margin edition.  Inscribed '301' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Montgolfier.  Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in) Sheet Size : 38.6 x 50.3cm (15.2 x 19.8in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

'Flûtiste et trois Femmes nues' from the 'Suite Vollard'

Drypoint and scraper, 1932

Bloch 144; Baer 258 only state, B.c (of B.d); S.V. 11; HP 301

An impression from the edition of 50, also called the deluxe edition or the large margin edition.

Inscribed '301' in pencil lower left corner.

Watermark: Montgolfier.

Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in)
Sheet Size : 38.6 x 50.3cm (15.2 x 19.8in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     'Sculpteur songeant, Modèle aux Cheveux noirs et Bol avec trois Anémones' from the 'Suite Vollard'    Etching, 1933  Bloch 177; Baer 330 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 68; HP 329  Signed in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.  Inscribed '329' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Montgolfier.  Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in) Sheet Size : 45 x 34cm (17.7 x 13.4in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

'Sculpteur songeant, Modèle aux Cheveux noirs et Bol avec trois Anémones' from the 'Suite Vollard'

Etching, 1933

Bloch 177; Baer 330 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 68; HP 329

Signed in pencil.

An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.

Inscribed '329' in pencil lower left corner.

Watermark: Montgolfier.

Image Size : 29.5 x 36.5cm (11.6 x 14.4in)
Sheet Size : 45 x 34cm (17.7 x 13.4in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté , from the  Suite Vollard    Etching, 1933  Bloch 178; Baer 331 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 69; HP 330  Signed in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.  Inscribed '330' in pencil lower left corner.  Watermark: Vollard.  Image Size : 29.5 x 37cm (11.6 x 14.6in) Sheet Size : 34 x 45cm (13.4 x 17.7in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté, from the Suite Vollard

Etching, 1933

Bloch 178; Baer 331 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 69; HP 330

Signed in pencil.

An impression from the edition of 260, also called the regular edition or the small margin edition, printed on vergé de Montval paper.

Inscribed '330' in pencil lower left corner.

Watermark: Vollard.

Image Size : 29.5 x 37cm (11.6 x 14.6in)
Sheet Size : 34 x 45cm (13.4 x 17.7in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Tête de Femme no. 7. Portrait de Dora Maar.     Drypoint and sandpaper, 1939  Bloch 1336; Baer 655 only state, D (of E)  An impression from the edition of 105 on vergé de Montval either during the first half of 1939, or most probably in 1942. All impressions printed in 1942 remained with the artist until he passed away.  Printed by Lacourière.  Watermark: Picasso.  Image Size : 29.5 x 23.5cm (11.6 x 9.3in) Sheet Size : 44.2 x 33.5cm (17.4 x 13.2in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Tête de Femme no. 7. Portrait de Dora Maar. 

Drypoint and sandpaper, 1939

Bloch 1336; Baer 655 only state, D (of E)

An impression from the edition of 105 on vergé de Montval either during the first half of 1939, or most probably in 1942. All impressions printed in 1942 remained with the artist until he passed away.

Printed by Lacourière.

Watermark: Picasso.

Image Size : 29.5 x 23.5cm (11.6 x 9.3in)
Sheet Size : 44.2 x 33.5cm (17.4 x 13.2in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Têtes de Béliers     Lithograph printed in black, 1945  Bloch 382; Mourlot 19, only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 23 x 34cm (9.1 x 13.4in) Sheet Size : 32.5 x 44.2cm (12.8 x 17.4in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Têtes de Béliers

Lithograph printed in black, 1945

Bloch 382; Mourlot 19, only state

Signed and numbered in pencil. 
 
An impression from the edition of 50. 
 
Watermark: Arches. 

Image Size : 23 x 34cm (9.1 x 13.4in)
Sheet Size : 32.5 x 44.2cm (12.8 x 17.4in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      La Tasse et la Pomme     Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 0447; Mourlot 91  A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.    Stamped in ink on the recto 'Succ. Ateliers Mourlot M'.    Image Size : 16 x 25cm (6.3 x 9.8in) Sheet Size : 44.6 x 32.6cm (17.6 x 12.8in)  £900
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

La Tasse et la Pomme

Lithograph printed in black, 1947

Bloch 0447; Mourlot 91

A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.  

Stamped in ink on the recto 'Succ. Ateliers Mourlot M'.  

Image Size : 16 x 25cm (6.3 x 9.8in)
Sheet Size : 44.6 x 32.6cm (17.6 x 12.8in)

£900

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Composition au Verre à pied    Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 0431; Mourlot 77  A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.    Watermark: Arches  Image Size : 25 x 31.2cm (9.8 x 12.3in) Sheet Size : 44.3 x 32.6cm (17.4 x 12.8in)   £1,100
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Composition au Verre à pied

Lithograph printed in black, 1947

Bloch 0431; Mourlot 77

A proof outside the 50 impressions printed on Japan Hodomura paper. There were also 50 impressions printed to accompany the first 50 copies of the book 'Dans l'atelier de Picasso'.  

Watermark: Arches

Image Size : 25 x 31.2cm (9.8 x 12.3in)
Sheet Size : 44.3 x 32.6cm (17.4 x 12.8in) 

£1,100

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Portrait de Góngora     Lithograph printed in black, 1947  Bloch 424; Mourlot 70, only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Image Size : 39 x 32.5cm (15.4 x 12.8in) Sheet Size : 65.5 x 50cm (25.8 x 19.7in)   Note: Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627) was a Spanish Baroque poet. He was a bon vivant and was for a short period honorary chaplain of King Philip III of Spain. He is considered one of the best poets of the Spanish Golden Age.    Picasso's library is said to have contained some valuable first editions, most probably gifts, among them a volume of poems by the 17th century Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote, published in Lisbon in 1667. In 1898, after centuries of neglect, Gongora's poetry began to be revived, succeeding and in certain respects paralleling the rehabilitation of El Greco, whose art was to affect Picasso's own so deeply. The revival reached a climax in 1927, when the tercentenary of Gongora's death produced a spate of learned articles and tributes, including many by the Spanish 'poets of 1927': Lorca, Alberti, Diego and Guillen. Picasso would have been aware of Gongora since childhood, if only because Gongora's name had become synonymous with everything that was dark and difficult and unfathomable; Spanish peasants are reputed to have referred to particularly overcast and menacing days as 'Gongoras'.  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Portrait de Góngora

Lithograph printed in black, 1947

Bloch 424; Mourlot 70, only state

Signed and numbered in pencil.  

An impression from the edition of 50.  

Image Size : 39 x 32.5cm (15.4 x 12.8in)
Sheet Size : 65.5 x 50cm (25.8 x 19.7in) 

Note:
Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627) was a Spanish Baroque poet. He was a bon vivant and was for a short period honorary chaplain of King Philip III of Spain. He is considered one of the best poets of the Spanish Golden Age.   
Picasso's library is said to have contained some valuable first editions, most probably gifts, among them a volume of poems by the 17th century Spanish poet Luis de Góngora y Argote, published in Lisbon in 1667. In 1898, after centuries of neglect, Gongora's poetry began to be revived, succeeding and in certain respects paralleling the rehabilitation of El Greco, whose art was to affect Picasso's own so deeply. The revival reached a climax in 1927, when the tercentenary of Gongora's death produced a spate of learned articles and tributes, including many by the Spanish 'poets of 1927': Lorca, Alberti, Diego and Guillen.
Picasso would have been aware of Gongora since childhood, if only because Gongora's name had become synonymous with everything that was dark and difficult and unfathomable; Spanish peasants are reputed to have referred to particularly overcast and menacing days as 'Gongoras'.

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Mémoire d'homme    Lithograph printed in black, 1950  Mourlot 187; Cramer 59  A proof outside the edition of 350.  This subject is the sixth of nine lithographs produced by Picasso as illustrations for the first edition of the poem 'De mémoire d'homme' by Tristan Tzara, published by Bordas.  Inscribed by the printer on the verso, 'Picasso / 187/6', in pencil.   Note  Picasso and Tzara had already collaborated on 'L'Antitête' in 1933 when Tzara approached Picasso in 1949 asking him if he would produce the illustrations for his poem 'De Mémoire d'Homme'. Picasso agreed but kept putting off the work until Mourlot paid him a visit in Vallauris on April 16, 1950. This same day, he made the nine lithographs for 'De mémoire d'homme' as well as the cover for the second volume of 'Picasso lithographe'. For both he used the same technique of dipping his finger in ink to create the main shapes of the subjects, before marking their contours with lithographic chalk.  Image Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in) Sheet Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in)  £1,200   
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Mémoire d'homme

Lithograph printed in black, 1950

Mourlot 187; Cramer 59

A proof outside the edition of 350.

This subject is the sixth of nine lithographs produced by Picasso as illustrations for the first edition of the poem 'De mémoire d'homme' by Tristan Tzara, published by Bordas.

Inscribed by the printer on the verso, 'Picasso / 187/6', in pencil.

Note
Picasso and Tzara had already collaborated on 'L'Antitête' in 1933 when Tzara approached Picasso in 1949 asking him if he would produce the illustrations for his poem 'De Mémoire d'Homme'. Picasso agreed but kept putting off the work until Mourlot paid him a visit in Vallauris on April 16, 1950. This same day, he made the nine lithographs for 'De mémoire d'homme' as well as the cover for the second volume of 'Picasso lithographe'. For both he used the same technique of dipping his finger in ink to create the main shapes of the subjects, before marking their contours with lithographic chalk.

Image Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in)
Sheet Size : 24.9 x 32.5cm (9.8 x 12.8in)

£1,200

 

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Jeunesse     Lithograph printed in black, 1950   Bloch 675; Mourlot 188, second state of two   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Note:  icasso created this subject for a poster advertising the international meeting against nuclear weapons held in Nice, France, between the 13th and 20th August 1950.     The lithograph was published in an edition of 50 and reproduced for the poster. Our impression is from the edition  Image Size : 50 x 65cm (19.7 x 25.6in) Sheet Size : 56 x 76cm (22.1 x 29.9in)   POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Jeunesse

Lithograph printed in black, 1950

Bloch 675; Mourlot 188, second state of two

Signed and numbered in pencil. 
 
An impression from the edition of 50. 
 
Watermark: Arches. 

Note: 
icasso created this subject for a poster advertising the international meeting against nuclear weapons held in Nice, France, between the 13th and 20th August 1950.  
 
The lithograph was published in an edition of 50 and reproduced for the poster. Our impression is from the edition

Image Size : 50 x 65cm (19.7 x 25.6in)
Sheet Size : 56 x 76cm (22.1 x 29.9in) 

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  Pablo Picasso (designed by) (1881-1973)     Vallauris 1953 - Exposition    Linocut printed in black, 1953  Not in Bloch; Not in Baer; Czwiklitzer 68; Art of the Poster 7  Signed in the plate.  In all probability Picasso prepared a drawing for this subject, which was then transferred by photogravure to a zinc plate, which has the same properties as linoleum for printing. Picasso had not yet started to cut lino blocks for posters; his Toros Vallauris 1954 poster was the first of the Vallauris posters for which Picasso actually cut the blocks.  Printed in black on a paper which had been manufactured with stripes of colour. This type of paper was sometimes used for commercial posters and flyers in the 1950s, and Picasso was obviously attracted by its lively character.  Some impressions of this subject were printed on small format paper (68 x 52 cm), others on larger format paper (81 x 59 cm), Czwiklitzer records impressions in both sizes.  According to Czwiklitzer the edition was as many as 2000, but as the subject is now exceptionally rare, it seems likely that there were far fewer impressions, printed and released. Our impression therefore is very scarce, especially with such exceptional fresh colours.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 63 x 50cm (24.8 x 19.7in) Sheet Size : 68 x 52cm (26.8 x 20.5in)  £950
       
     

Pablo Picasso (designed by) (1881-1973)

Vallauris 1953 - Exposition

Linocut printed in black, 1953

Not in Bloch; Not in Baer; Czwiklitzer 68; Art of the Poster 7

Signed in the plate.

In all probability Picasso prepared a drawing for this subject, which was then transferred by photogravure to a zinc plate, which has the same properties as linoleum for printing. Picasso had not yet started to cut lino blocks for posters; his Toros Vallauris 1954 poster was the first of the Vallauris posters for which Picasso actually cut the blocks.

Printed in black on a paper which had been manufactured with stripes of colour. This type of paper was sometimes used for commercial posters and flyers in the 1950s, and Picasso was obviously attracted by its lively character.

Some impressions of this subject were printed on small format paper (68 x 52 cm), others on larger format paper (81 x 59 cm), Czwiklitzer records impressions in both sizes.

According to Czwiklitzer the edition was as many as 2000, but as the subject is now exceptionally rare, it seems likely that there were far fewer impressions, printed and released. Our impression therefore is very scarce, especially with such exceptional fresh colours.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Image Size : 63 x 50cm (24.8 x 19.7in)
Sheet Size : 68 x 52cm (26.8 x 20.5in)

£950

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)      Deux Clowns     Lithograph printed in colours, 1954   Bloch 766; Mourlot 264, only state   Signed and numbered in pencil.    An impression from the edition of 50.    Watermark: Arches.   Image Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in) Sheet Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in)   POA  
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

Deux Clowns

Lithograph printed in colours, 1954

Bloch 766; Mourlot 264, only state

Signed and numbered in pencil. 
 
An impression from the edition of 50. 
 
Watermark: Arches. 

Image Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in)
Sheet Size : 74 x 54cm (29.1 x 21.3in) 

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition 55 Vallauris    Linocut printed in brown, 1955  Bloch 1268; Baer 1032 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 17; Art of the Poster 10  Signed in the plate.  From the edition of 600, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Although Baer mentions an edition of 600, impressions of this print are only rarely seen.  Printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".   Note  Picasso designed one 'Exposition Vallauris' poster each year from 1951 to 1964; in 1955, unusually, he produced three such posters, Baer 1030 to 1032. The first variant, Baer 1030, combines the outline of a vase with the traits of a face. The second poster, Baer 1031, represents the head of a Roman faun. In the third variant, Baer 1032, the words "Exposition" (exhibition) and "Vallauris" are connected by a radiant sun, with the letters so arranged that they show the smiling face of the sun - a highly integrated fusion of image and text.  Image Size : 66 x 53cm (26 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 100 x 67cm (39.4 x 26.4in)  £1,500
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Exposition 55 Vallauris

Linocut printed in brown, 1955

Bloch 1268; Baer 1032 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 17; Art of the Poster 10

Signed in the plate.

From the edition of 600, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.

Although Baer mentions an edition of 600, impressions of this print are only rarely seen.

Printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper.

Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".

Note
Picasso designed one 'Exposition Vallauris' poster each year from 1951 to 1964; in 1955, unusually, he produced three such posters, Baer 1030 to 1032. The first variant, Baer 1030, combines the outline of a vase with the traits of a face. The second poster, Baer 1031, represents the head of a Roman faun. In the third variant, Baer 1032, the words "Exposition" (exhibition) and "Vallauris" are connected by a radiant sun, with the letters so arranged that they show the smiling face of the sun - a highly integrated fusion of image and text.

Image Size : 66 x 53cm (26 x 20.9in)
Sheet Size : 100 x 67cm (39.4 x 26.4in)

£1,500

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Toros en Vallauris 1955    Linocut printed in colours, 1955  Bloch 1265; Baer 1029 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 14; Art of the Poster 25  Signed in the plate.  An impression printed in blue, red and yellow, outside the edition of 100 signed impressions, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Impressions of this subject are now exceptionally rare, and almost unknown in such fresh condition.  Stamped in ink on the verso: 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Watermark: Registres Torpes   Note  Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.  Image Size : 66.5 x 52cm (26.2 x 20.5in) Sheet Size : 90 x 59cm (35.4 x 23.2in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Toros en Vallauris 1955

Linocut printed in colours, 1955

Bloch 1265; Baer 1029 only state, B (of B); Czwiklitzer 14; Art of the Poster 25

Signed in the plate.

An impression printed in blue, red and yellow, outside the edition of 100 signed impressions, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.

Impressions of this subject are now exceptionally rare, and almost unknown in such fresh condition.

Stamped in ink on the verso: 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Watermark: Registres Torpes

Note
Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.

Image Size : 66.5 x 52cm (26.2 x 20.5in)
Sheet Size : 90 x 59cm (35.4 x 23.2in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard    Linocut printed in black, 1955  Not in Bloch; Baer 1033 only state  An impression printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records eight to nine impressions of this subject, out of which three were printed on 'offset fort' paper with a margin only at the bottom. Our impression is one of these three proofs. Our impression also has a small margin at the top of the sheet, like the other impressions on 'offset fort' the sheet is slightly narrower than the linocut block. There was no edition printed of this subject.  Exceptionally rare.  Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, '28.12.1955. Jacqueline au Foulard. Epreuve d'essai noir sur fond blanc. Sans suite' in pencil.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 54.9 x 51.1cm (21.6 x 20.1in) Sheet Size : 67 x 50.2cm (26.4 x 19.8in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard

Linocut printed in black, 1955

Not in Bloch; Baer 1033 only state

An impression printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records eight to nine impressions of this subject, out of which three were printed on 'offset fort' paper with a margin only at the bottom. Our impression is one of these three proofs. Our impression also has a small margin at the top of the sheet, like the other impressions on 'offset fort' the sheet is slightly narrower than the linocut block. There was no edition printed of this subject.

Exceptionally rare.

Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, '28.12.1955. Jacqueline au Foulard. Epreuve d'essai noir sur fond blanc. Sans suite' in pencil.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Image Size : 54.9 x 51.1cm (21.6 x 20.1in)
Sheet Size : 67 x 50.2cm (26.4 x 19.8in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Vallauris 1956 Toros    Linocut printed in colours, 1956  Bloch 1270; Baer 1043 only state, A (of B); Czwiklitzer 18; Art of the Poster 26  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 200 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".   Note  Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.  Image Size : 66 x 54cm (26 x 21.3in) Sheet Size : 100 x 65.7cm (39.4 x 25.9in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Vallauris 1956 Toros

Linocut printed in colours, 1956

Bloch 1270; Baer 1043 only state, A (of B); Czwiklitzer 18; Art of the Poster 26

Signed in the plate.

'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 200 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.

Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".

Note
Picasso produced an original linocut to be used as a poster for the bullfighting in the town of Vallauris each year from 1954-1960.

Image Size : 66 x 54cm (26 x 21.3in)
Sheet Size : 100 x 65.7cm (39.4 x 25.9in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Grand Nu debout    Linocut printed in black, 1956  Not in Bloch; Baer 1035 first state of two, I (of II)  Printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records only six impressions of this state, four of which are on 'offset fort' paper; ours is one of the four impressions. There was no edition of this subject.  Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra ' 8.2.1956 / Femme Nue 1er état / épreuve d'essai / noir sur fond blanc', in pencil.  Exceptionally rare.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 64 x 27cm (25.2 x 10.6in) Sheet Size : 65.3 x 50cm (25.7 x 19.7in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Grand Nu debout

Linocut printed in black, 1956

Not in Bloch; Baer 1035 first state of two, I (of II)

Printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records only six impressions of this state, four of which are on 'offset fort' paper; ours is one of the four impressions. There was no edition of this subject.

Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra ' 8.2.1956 / Femme Nue 1er état / épreuve d'essai / noir sur fond blanc', in pencil.

Exceptionally rare.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Image Size : 64 x 27cm (25.2 x 10.6in)
Sheet Size : 65.3 x 50cm (25.7 x 19.7in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Femmes à leur Toilette    Linocut printed in colours, 1956  Not in Bloch; Baer 1037 'Superposition des couleurs', B (of B)  An impression printed in black over 'caramel rosé' on 'papier ordinaire'. Baer records only two to three impressions.  There was no edition of this subject and as Baer records only two to three impressions of this subject it makes this impression of the utmost rarity.  Experimental impression with the 'Deuxième Plateau: le noir' printed twice, once very lightly and the second time more heavily; the second printing was slightly misregistered, most likely accidentally.  Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".  Image Size : 55.1 x 51.7cm (21.7 x 20.4in) Sheet Size : 75.5 x 60cm (29.7 x 23.6in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Femmes à leur Toilette

Linocut printed in colours, 1956

Not in Bloch; Baer 1037 'Superposition des couleurs', B (of B)

An impression printed in black over 'caramel rosé' on 'papier ordinaire'. Baer records only two to three impressions.

There was no edition of this subject and as Baer records only two to three impressions of this subject it makes this impression of the utmost rarity.

Experimental impression with the 'Deuxième Plateau: le noir' printed twice, once very lightly and the second time more heavily; the second printing was slightly misregistered, most likely accidentally.

Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".

Image Size : 55.1 x 51.7cm (21.7 x 20.4in)
Sheet Size : 75.5 x 60cm (29.7 x 23.6in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Bacchanal    Lithograph printed in colours, 1956  Bloch 795; Mourlot 280  A proof outside the edition of 3,000 on wove paper.  Picasso used a crayon lithograph on transfer paper which was transferred to zinc. This subject was used as the cover for the third volume of the four volume edition 'Picasso Lithographs', published by André Sauret.  Image Size : 33.1 x 52.7cm (13 x 20.8in) Sheet Size : 52 x 65.2cm (20.5 x 25.7in)  £1,400   
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Bacchanal

Lithograph printed in colours, 1956

Bloch 795; Mourlot 280

A proof outside the edition of 3,000 on wove paper.

Picasso used a crayon lithograph on transfer paper which was transferred to zinc. This subject was used as the cover for the third volume of the four volume edition 'Picasso Lithographs', published by André Sauret.

Image Size : 33.1 x 52.7cm (13 x 20.8in)
Sheet Size : 52 x 65.2cm (20.5 x 25.7in)

£1,400

 

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Femme accroupie aux Bras levés    Lithograph printed in black, 1956  Bloch 791; Mourlot 275 only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 50.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 43 x 60cm (16.9 x 23.6in) Sheet Size : 50.2 x 65.7cm (19.8 x 25.9in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Femme accroupie aux Bras levés

Lithograph printed in black, 1956

Bloch 791; Mourlot 275 only state

Signed and numbered in pencil.

An impression from the edition of 50.

Watermark: Arches.

Image Size : 43 x 60cm (16.9 x 23.6in)
Sheet Size : 50.2 x 65.7cm (19.8 x 25.9in)

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  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Bacchanale au Hibou    Linocut printed in colours, 1959  Bloch 0938; Baer 1265 only state, B.b (of C)  An impression outside the ediiton of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris.  Signed, titled, and inscribed by the printer on the verso: "Bacchanale au Hibou / linogravure originale de Picasso / Hidalgo Arnéra".  Similar authentications and annotations by Picasso's printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, to that on the linocut described above appear on many of the linocuts in the Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris. Several of the Arnéra inscriptions from this collection are illustrated in the exhibition catalogue "Picasso à Vallauris / Linogravures", Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris, 16 Juin- 19 Novembre 2001, illustrations 2, 3, 4, and 8.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra / Non Signé / Archives'.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 53 x 64.1cm (20.9 x 25.2in) Sheet Size : 62 x 75cm (24.4 x 29.5in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Bacchanale au Hibou

Linocut printed in colours, 1959

Bloch 0938; Baer 1265 only state, B.b (of C)

An impression outside the ediiton of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris.

Signed, titled, and inscribed by the printer on the verso: "Bacchanale au Hibou / linogravure originale de Picasso / Hidalgo Arnéra".

Similar authentications and annotations by Picasso's printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, to that on the linocut described above appear on many of the linocuts in the Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris. Several of the Arnéra inscriptions from this collection are illustrated in the exhibition catalogue "Picasso à Vallauris / Linogravures", Musée National Picasso, "La Guerre et la Paix", Vallauris, 16 Juin- 19 Novembre 2001, illustrations 2, 3, 4, and 8.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra / Non Signé / Archives'.

Watermark: Arches.

Image Size : 53 x 64.1cm (20.9 x 25.2in)
Sheet Size : 62 x 75cm (24.4 x 29.5in)

POA

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Farol    Linocut printed in colours, 1959  Bloch 0945; Baer 1223 second and final state, II.A (of II.B.b)  A working proof printed in black and brown over a light brown background on 'offset fort' paper from before the edition of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris. The second state printed in black is slightly misregistered.  Baer records only one impression that was dedicated to Arnéra. As our impression has not been dedicated at least one more impression must have been printed and not seen by Baer.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 16.5 x 22.6cm (6.5 x 8.9in) Sheet Size : 33.5 x 51cm (13.2 x 20.1in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Farol

Linocut printed in colours, 1959

Bloch 0945; Baer 1223 second and final state, II.A (of II.B.b)

A working proof printed in black and brown over a light brown background on 'offset fort' paper from before the edition of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris. The second state printed in black is slightly misregistered.

Baer records only one impression that was dedicated to Arnéra. As our impression has not been dedicated at least one more impression must have been printed and not seen by Baer.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Image Size : 16.5 x 22.6cm (6.5 x 8.9in)
Sheet Size : 33.5 x 51cm (13.2 x 20.1in)

POA

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     L'Aubade, avec Femme Accoudée     Linocuts printed in colours, 1959  Not in Bloch; Baer 1233 first state of three, I (of III)  An impression of the first state printed in brown over a beige background. Baer records seven or eight such impressions, however we know of several more.  Although no edition of this subject was made, Picasso continued to work the block after the first state, producing a second state, and a third and final state. These latter two states are extremely rare with Baer recording just three of the second state and two of the third.  Stamped in ink on the verso "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 53.1 x 64cm (20.9 x 25.2in) Sheet Size : 62.1 x 75.3cm (24.4 x 29.6in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

L'Aubade, avec Femme Accoudée

Linocuts printed in colours, 1959

Not in Bloch; Baer 1233 first state of three, I (of III)

An impression of the first state printed in brown over a beige background. Baer records seven or eight such impressions, however we know of several more.

Although no edition of this subject was made, Picasso continued to work the block after the first state, producing a second state, and a third and final state. These latter two states are extremely rare with Baer recording just three of the second state and two of the third.

Stamped in ink on the verso "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".

Watermark: Arches.

Image Size : 53.1 x 64cm (20.9 x 25.2in)
Sheet Size : 62.1 x 75.3cm (24.4 x 29.6in)

POA

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Pique II    Lithograph printed in black, 1959  Bloch 899, Mourlot 325 only state  Signed and numbered in pencil.  An impression from the edition of 50.  Watermark: Arches.  Image Size : 46 x 62cm (18.1 x 24.4in) Sheet Size : 50.1 x 66cm (19.7 x 26in)  POA
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Pique II

Lithograph printed in black, 1959

Bloch 899, Mourlot 325 only state

Signed and numbered in pencil.

An impression from the edition of 50.

Watermark: Arches.

Image Size : 46 x 62cm (18.1 x 24.4in)
Sheet Size : 50.1 x 66cm (19.7 x 26in)

POA

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Madoura 1961    Linocut printed in colours, 1961  Bloch 1296; Baer 1272 only state, A (of C); Czwiklitzer 41; Art of the Poster 41  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form before the signed and numbered edition of 100 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Madoura, Cannes. Baer records one inscribed 'épreuve d'essai' and a number of uninscribed impressions.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Watermark: Arches  Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £2,600
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Madoura 1961

Linocut printed in colours, 1961

Bloch 1296; Baer 1272 only state, A (of C); Czwiklitzer 41; Art of the Poster 41

Signed in the plate.

'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form before the signed and numbered edition of 100 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Madoura, Cannes. Baer records one inscribed 'épreuve d'essai' and a number of uninscribed impressions.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Watermark: Arches

Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in)
Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)

£2,600

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Toros y Toreros    Lithograph printed in black, 1961  Bloch 1012; Mourlot 345; Cramer 112  A proof outside the numbered edition of 125.  This composition was used as a frontispiece for the deluxe copies of the book 'Toros y Toreros', published by Cercle d'Art, Paris.  Inscribed by the printer on the verso, '354 Toros y Toreros / Cercle d'Art Edit. 125 Ed. / + 25 HC', in pencil.  Image Size : 37 x 26.6cm (14.6 x 10.5in) Sheet Size : 37 x 53.6cm (14.6 x 21.1in)  £1,600
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Toros y Toreros

Lithograph printed in black, 1961

Bloch 1012; Mourlot 345; Cramer 112

A proof outside the numbered edition of 125.

This composition was used as a frontispiece for the deluxe copies of the book 'Toros y Toreros', published by Cercle d'Art, Paris.

Inscribed by the printer on the verso, '354 Toros y Toreros / Cercle d'Art Edit. 125 Ed. / + 25 HC', in pencil.

Image Size : 37 x 26.6cm (14.6 x 10.5in)
Sheet Size : 37 x 53.6cm (14.6 x 21.1in)

£1,600

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition de Vallauris 1962    Linocut printed in colours, 1962  Bloch 1299; Baer 1335 only state, B.b (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 48; Art of the Poster 22  Signed in the plate.  An impression printed in brown over a yellow background, outside the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Although printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper, this impression does not have the 'Hors Commerce' stamp recorded by Baer in the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.  Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £1,600
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Exposition de Vallauris 1962

Linocut printed in colours, 1962

Bloch 1299; Baer 1335 only state, B.b (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 48; Art of the Poster 22

Signed in the plate.

An impression printed in brown over a yellow background, outside the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by the Association des potiers de Vallauris.

Although printed on 'Roto Blanc' paper, this impression does not have the 'Hors Commerce' stamp recorded by Baer in the edition of 120 on 'Roto Blanc' paper.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Image Size : 64 x 53cm (25.2 x 20.9in)
Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)

£1,600

  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)     Exposition Vallauris 1963    Linocut printed in colours, 1963  Bloch 1300, Baer 1341 only state, A (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 50; Art of the Poster 20  Signed in the plate.  'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 170 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Association des potiers de Vallauris.  Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.   Note  Picasso produced an 'Exposition Vallauris' poster for the exhibition of ceramics in the town of Vallauris each year from 1951-1964.  Image Size : 63 x 53cm (24.8 x 20.9in) Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)  £1,400
       
     

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Exposition Vallauris 1963

Linocut printed in colours, 1963

Bloch 1300, Baer 1341 only state, A (of B.b); Czwiklitzer 50; Art of the Poster 20

Signed in the plate.

'Epreuve d'essai' of the definitive form on 'Roto Blanc' paper before the signed and numbered edition of 170 on Arches, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Association des potiers de Vallauris.

Stamped in ink on the verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'.

Note
Picasso produced an 'Exposition Vallauris' poster for the exhibition of ceramics in the town of Vallauris each year from 1951-1964.

Image Size : 63 x 53cm (24.8 x 20.9in)
Sheet Size : 75 x 62cm (29.5 x 24.4in)

£1,400