Pablo Picasso - Marie-Therese en idole et trois Grecs Barbus


Femme nue assise et trois têtes barbus

Marie-Thérèse as an Idol and Three Bearded Greeks

Medium: Original Sugar Aquatint, Paris, (Between 19th November & 7th December 1934) , 6th Publuished state, on small Montval Fillegree paper, with Vollard watermark signature, signed by the artist in pencil,

Edition: 260 - Unnumbered as always.

Published by : Ambroise Vollard, Paris

Printed by: Lacouriere, Paris


Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Michèle Richet, Hélène Seckel. Musée Picasso: Catalogue sommaire des collections, I, Peintures, Papiers Collés, Tableaux-Reliefs, Sculptures, Céramiques. Paris: Réunion Des Musées Nationaux. 1985. (1982.84) (2520)

Bloch, Georges : Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (IBloch 216)

Bolliger, Hans & Bernhard Geiser. Picasso's Vollard Suite. London: Thames and Hudson. 1956, 1977, 1994. (25)

Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. 1986-1996. (Baer 416.6,B.d)

Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2018. (34:019)

Note: Baer notes a similarity to the Greek heads in the Lysistrata Suite to this work. This was the very first use by Picasso of the technique of using Sugar Aquatint.

Size: 445 x 340 mms (paper size) ; 129 x 179 mms (plate size)

Public Collections:

MOMA New York - supplied by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund.Object 268.1949

Musee Picasso, Paris

Provenance: Private Collection: Ray Marlowe, Los Angeles