Pablo Picasso - Peintre et modele qui cache le visage


Original Etching, Mouguins 19/9/1968, on Rives paper, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 50. There were also 17 Artists Proofs.

A further 400 unsigned etchings, on flimsy paper, were made for the book “La Celestine”.


Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol.

(Number 1804)

Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. 1986-1996. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. (1821.Bb1)

Goeppert, Sebastian, Herma Goeppert-Frank & Patrick Cramer. 1983. (GC). Pablo Picasso: The Illustrated Books. Geneva: Patrick Cramer. (149.09)

Printed by: Atelier Crommelynck

Published by: Galerie Louise Leiris in 1969.


  1. Private collection of Mrs Erika Winstone by inheritance from:
  2. Private collection: Mr John McGuire (1930 - 2000) : Owner of the Setanta Gallery, Dublin. He opened the Setanta Gallery in Molesworth St in 1973, which specialised in selling limited editions of signed prints of paintings. Setanta Gallery label verso.

Note: This is from a collection of 347 etchings and aquatints, called the “347 series” which were generated in a furious creative frenzy; the 87-year-old artist turned out etchings at the rate of virtually two a day between March 16th and October 5th 1968, a mere seven months. This is number 324 from the series

Size: Plate: 208 by 266 mm 8 ⅛ by 10 ½ in; sheet: 327 by 408 mm 12 ⅞ by 16 in