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PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881- 1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: The Three Graces Crowned with Flowers | Les trois grâces couronnées de fleurs, 1938/61
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching on Laid Arches Paper
Paper size: 47.5 x 37.5 cm. / 18.7 x 14.8 in.
Image size: 31 x 21 cm. / 12.2 x 8.3 in.
Additional Information: This original etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin. It is dated in the plate “18.1.38” [18th January 1938]. It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower left margin. This etching was printed by Frélaut, Paris and published by Galerie Louise Leiris in 1961. The paper bears a partial Arches watermark in the lower left corner. The subject is also known by the name, “Trois femmes” as recorded by Georges Bloch.
Provenance: Collection of Lois Torf (1926-2020) and Michael K. Torf (1926-1988).
Literature: 1. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1901-67. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 303. 2. Baer, B. (1992). Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome II, Catalogue Raisonne de l’OEuvre Grave. Bern: Editions Kornfeld. Reference: Baer 631.
Condition: Very good condition. The sheet is toned in the margins. Time-staining around the image.