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Pablo Picasso - La Colombe Volant


Original lithograph, crayon & gouache drawing on transfer paper transferred to stone, 10th October 1952, on Arches watermarked paper, signed and dated by the artist in the stone and also signed by the artist in pencil, lower right.

Reference: Bloch 1356; Hatje Cantz 597; Mourlot 214

Mallen, Enrique, ed. 1997-2023. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. (52:250)

Exhibited: Morris, Lynda & Christoph Grunenberg. 2010 . Picasso: Peace and Freedom (Tate Liverpool, 21 May - 30 August, 2010);

Picasso. Frieden und Freiheit (Albertina, Vienna, 22 September - 16 Januar, 2011; Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, 15 Oktober, 2010 - 30 Januar, 2011). London: Tate Publishing. (55)

Edition: 50 There were also 5 or 6 proofs made for the artist and printer. Both Cantz and Mourlot fail to mention an edition of 50 but we have seen other examples passing through auction (cf: Swann 7/3/2013 - Lot 00386) so this must be an oversight.

Size: image: 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (49.5 x 62.2cm), sheet: 21 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. (54.6 x 75.6cm)

Note:  The Dove was the famous symbol of World Peace used by Picasso for his support of the Movement during the cold war.

Published by:  The later poster was published by Le Movement de la Paix, Paris, France. We are not sure who the publisher was for our lithograph.

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Public Collections: Kunstmuseum Picasso, Munster