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PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Málaga 1881- 1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: The Sailor’s Dream – Women in every Port, from: Series 347 | Rêve de marin : des femmes dans chaque port, 1968
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on Wove Paper
Paper size: 35 x 42.5 cm. / 13.8 x 16.7 in.
Image size: 22 x 29 cm. / 8.7 x 11.4 in.
Additional Information: This etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin. It is dated in the plate “1er mai 1968.II” It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower left margin. There were also 17 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition. This etching was printed in 1968 by the Crommelynck Brothers in France and published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris the following year. This work is the 47th composition in the 347 series. Note: The “347 Series” was, in printmaking, the undertaking which defined late Picasso. This prodigious outpouring of work, dating from March 16th–October 5th, 1968, deals with all his old themes and fantasies, adding an obsession newly central in the late 60s, the artist as voyeur. It is in this role, rather than that of a protagonist, that the artist figures in these fantastic narrations. In order to be able to work with full freedom and concentration, Picasso had his printers, the brothers Crommelynck, bring the etching plates and hand press to his farmhouse near Cannes.
Provenance: Estate of Henri Marie Petiet (1894-1980)
Literature: Bloch, G. (1968). Pablo Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1966-69. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 1542
Condition: Excellent condition.