Pablo Picasso - Paysan et Maja I
Original Etching 11/3/1971, on Rives paper, signed by the artist in pencil
Edition: 50. There were also 15 artists proofs.
Literature: Bloch, Georges 1929
Bloch, Georges: Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol.
Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (B:1929)
Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer.Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de
l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. 1986-1996. (1938) GB.96
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2016.
Note: This is plate 74 from the Series 156.
Published by: Galerie Louise Leiris,
Printed by: Crommelynck Freres, Paris
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 emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it.
Size: 206 x 148 mms (plate size); 250 x 328 mms (Paper size)