Original 4 colour Lithograph, Green, Blue, Red & Mauve, Vallauris 14/3/1954, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil.
Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol.
Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (B:759)
Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso lithographe, 4 vols. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, Editions
du Livre. 1949-1964. (Mourlot 285)
Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso: Lithographs. Boston: Book & Art Publisher.
1970. (Mourlot 258)
Mourlot Sale 1994 - Lot 188
Mourlot Sale 2003 - Lot 249
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France
Provenance: Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Inc,., Baltimore, Maryland
From the Collection of B. Medow, St. Louis, Missouri - stated by seller
(Written in pencil verso “Warren Medow - Genevre Medow, 1972, South Bank Indiana)
Note: This was the first in a series of lithographs utilising opaque and transparent transfer paper.
The work depicts characters from “La Celestine”. We see the elderly lady cropping up some years later in the 347 series. The large somewhat corpulent female model contrasts with the elderly painter.
Public Collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York (Curt Valentin Bequest)
Size: Image size: 500 x 650 mms Sheet: 765 x 565 mms.
Edition: /50 (There were also 6 proofs for the artist & printer)
Category Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)