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Picasso ''Minotaure caressant du Mufle la Main d'une Dormeuse' from the 'Suite Vollard'
       
     
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Picasso 'Tête de Femme no. 7. Portrait de Dora Maar.'
       
     
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Picasso - 'La Tasse et la Pomme'
       
     
Picasso - 'Composition au Verre à pied'
       
     
Picasso 'Portrait de Góngora '
       
     
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Picasso 'Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard'
       
     
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Picasso, 'Vallauris 1953 - Exposition'
       
     
Picasso, 'Vallauris 1953 - Exposition'

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)

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Picasso 'Olga et Paulo: la Soupe (Maternité)'
       
     
Picasso 'Olga et Paulo: la Soupe (Maternité)'

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) 

Provenance:
Galerie Louise Leiris Private Collection, France

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Picasso ''Minotaure caressant du Mufle la Main d'une Dormeuse' from the 'Suite Vollard'
       
     
Picasso ''Minotaure caressant du Mufle la Main d'une Dormeuse' from the 'Suite Vollard'

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 

'Minotaure caressant du Mufle la Main d'une Dormeuse' from the 'Suite Vollard' 

Drypoint, 1933-34

Bloch 201; Baer 369 second state II.B.d (of II.B.d); S.V. 93

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. 
 
Watermark: Picasso. 

Image Size : 29.9 x 36.5cm (11.8 x 14.4in)
Sheet Size : 34 x 44.5cm (13.4 x 17.5in) 

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Picasso, 'Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté'
       
     
Picasso, 'Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté'

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)

Provenance:
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Henri Petiet, Paris
Estate of Henri Petiet, Paris

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

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.

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Private Collection, France, by descent from the above

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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Picasso 'Têtes de Béliers'
       
     
Picasso 'Têtes de Béliers'

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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Picasso - 'La Tasse et la Pomme'
       
     
Picasso - 'La Tasse et la Pomme'

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 verso '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)

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Picasso - 'Composition au Verre à pied'
       
     
Picasso - 'Composition au Verre à pied'

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) 

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Picasso 'Portrait de Góngora '
       
     
Picasso 'Portrait de Góngora '

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) 


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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Picasso 'Jeunesse'
       
     
Picasso 'Jeunesse'

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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Picasso 'La Famille'
       
     
Picasso 'La Famille'

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

La Famille

Lithograph printed in black, 1953

Bloch 738; Mourlot 235 only state

Image Size : 42 x 28cm (16.5 x 11in)
Sheet Size : 66.2 x 50.2cm (26.1 x 19.8in)

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Picasso 'Deux Clowns'
       
     
Picasso 'Deux Clowns'

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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Picasso 'Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard'
       
     
Picasso 'Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard'

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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Picasso 'Femme accroupie aux Bras levés'
       
     
Picasso 'Femme accroupie aux Bras levés'

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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