after Pablo Picasso - Guitare et partition sur guéridon


Nature morte a l'instrument de musique 

Pochoir printed in colours, Juan-le-Pins, Summer 1920, signed by the artist in pencil.

Published by: Galerie Rosenberg, Paris, Paris, France

Size: Plate size: Image 269 x 208 mm., Sheet 306 x 225 mm.

Edition: 100

Note: In Paris in the 1920s Picasso and his wife Olga Koklova were neighbours of the Rosenbergs (Leonce & Paul), who were both art dealers. Rosenberg would become Picasso's most important dealer and had first choice options on his pictures. In 1919 and Rosenberg had opened an exhibition of Picasso's watercolours and drawings relating to his stage designs for Diaghilev's production of Le Tricorne. Very little is known about the edition although the pochoirs seem to relate to Picasso's set and costume designs for Parade. It was probably after this exhibition that Paul Rosenberg decided to edit a series of stencils showing the costumes and sets for this ballet, written by Jean Cocteau, with music by Erik Satie, featuring Picasso's cubist costumes and an imposing curtain representing saltimbanques.

From the portfolio "Pablo Picasso. Dix Pochoirs". Published by Galerie Rosenberg, Paris, 1920. A Pochoir is made by a stencilling technique and, consequently, these are not original prints and properly catalogued as “after Pablo Picasso” although they are signed and numbered by the artist. One complete suite was sold at Christie's, London, on 21 September 2011 (lot 121, sold for GBP 169,250) and another set of ten is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York" (cf. Christie's. #73, 19776, 09/16-28/21).

Provenance: E.J. Van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam (Their label verso)

References: Mallen, Enrique. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2018.

Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2016.

OPP.20:384; MPP:3513

Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Michèle Richet, Hélène Seckel. 1987 . Musée Picasso: Catalogue

sommaire des collections, II, Dessins, Aquarelles, Gouaches, Pastels. Paris: Réunion Des Musées

Nationaux. (3513)

Public Collections: Musee Picasso, Paris

MOMA New York - The complete set of 10 Pochoirs

Condition: In good condition