Pablo Picasso - Femme au Bord de la Mer


Original Lithograph, (Paris Autumn/Winter 1924) , on Van Gelder Teinte Paper, Drawing by Lithographic crayon on stone, signed by the artist in pencil. Verso: Two circular Paris Customs stamps.


Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (I:68) (Bloch 67)

Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso: Lithographs. Boston: Book & Art Publisher. 1970.

Weisner, Ulrich, ed. Picassos Klassizismus: Werke 1914-1934 (Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 17 April - 31 Juli, 1988). Stuttgart: Cantz. 1988. (87)

Baer: 237.b

SeeL: Picasso Project , Neoclassicism II, 23 - 112 and 23 - 113

Edition: 50 - There were 25 proofs made on white paper and 25 on Teinte paper besides about a dozen artists proofs and about 5 Trial proofs.

Size: Image: 204 x 306 mm (8 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.); Sheet: 280 x 380 mms

Note: Picasso created very few lithographs in the period 1919 to 1930 and most were very linear like his early etchings. Of the hundreds of lithographs Picasso drew, most were from the period 1945 and after. This lithograph is one of only 4 that were created in 1924 and the 18th lithograph the artist made ever. In later years he would create 3 or 4 in a single day. Between 1922 and 1924 Picasso created 758 works of art. At the time this lithograph was created he had been enjoying family life with Olga (who he married in 1918) and son Paulo. Quite a number of his works made at this time were beach scenes - doubtless reminiscent of happy times spent by the sea. The bay with mountains can be seen in the background on our piece.

Published by: Galerie Simon (Daniel Kahnweiller, Paris)

Printed by: Charlot Freres, Paris, France

Public Collections: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Gift of Osgood Hooker

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the Austin and Irene Young Trust

Public Exhibitions: (Not our piece): Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, deYoung, Pablo Picasso: Works on Paper, 14 Oct 1992 - 3 Jan 1993.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery & Museum, Buffalo, New York. Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, 1949

Provenance:   From a Global Canadian Collection.