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Pablo Picasso - Le Modele Nu

Pablo Picasso Le Modele Nu

The Nude Model

Medium: Original Etching, Paris,  second state,  between 29th January and 29th March 1927 , on similijapon paper,, signed by the artist in pencil, lower left

Edition: 6/40

There were also 10 proofs on Japan, 100 proofs on Arches and a number of other proofs on both papers.


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

Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (Bloch:78)

Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur,

Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld.

1986-1996. (Baer 96.Ba)

Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University.1997-2016.



The model with short hair and thin body is typical of the models in fashion during the 1920’s. Probably this depicts Marie Therese . In the archives is a letter from La Society des Amateurs d’Art et des Collectionaires, indicating that the sum of 5000 francs has been paid to Picasso on the 29th March to sell the copper to the Society.

Publisher: Societe des Amateurs d'Art et des Collectionneurs, published are 1932

Printer:  Leblanc and Trautmann

Size:  285 x 375 mms (paper size) ; 194  x 278 mms (plate size) 

Public Collections:

MOMA, New York - The gift of Mrs. Saidie A. May

Condition: Some staying at sheet edges on the margins caused by taping verso. Not visible when