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Pablo Picasso - Le Seigneur et la Dame


Pablo Picasso Le Seigneur et la Dame

Original Lithograph,  Cannes, 10/1/1959, on Arches paper, dated lower left

Size:  328 x 260 mms

Edition:  There was an unsigned and unnumbered edition of 800

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Literature:

Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (IV:Bloch 2017)

Goeppert, Sebastian, Herma Goeppert-Frank & Patrick Cramer. Pablo Picasso: Catalogue

Raisonné des livre Illustres. Geneva: Patrick Cramer. 1983. (Cramer 153)

Goeppert, Sebastian, Herma Goeppert-Frank & Patrick Cramer. Pablo Picasso: The

Illustrated Books. Geneva: Patrick Cramer. 1983. (Cramer 153)

Mallen, Enrique, edOnline Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2017. (59:098)

Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso lithographe, 4 vols. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, Editions du Livre.

1949-1964. (Mourlot 322)

Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso: Lithographs. Boston: Book & Art Publisher. 1970. (Mourlot 322)

Mourlot, Fernand.  FM.70) (M) 1970. Picasso: Lithographs. Boston: Book & Art Publisher. (407)

Mourlot Sale 2003 - Lot 308

Mourlot Sale 1994 : Lot 244

Note. This work was published , in 1972, to be included in the book “Souvenirs et portraits d’artists” by Fernand Mourlot. The work is a memoir by the famous Master Printer written between 1967 and 1969. He tells of first beginnings of his printing shop and his encounters with famous artists such as Maurice Brianchon; Andre Masson; Andre Baudin; Apel; Maurice Esteve; Henri Matisse; Paul Guiramand; Kostia Terechkovitch; Georges Braque; Andre Derain; Pablo Picasso; Paul Jenkins; Joan Miro; Jean Cocteau; Andre Minaux; Jacques Villon; Marc Chagall; Alberto Giacometti; Bernard Buffet; Paul Wunderlich; Paul Delvaux; Victor Vasarely; Alfred Manessier; Charles Lapicque and Graham Sutherland. The book is illustrated with original lithographs of which ours is an example. The work illustrates the humour of the artist showing a comical fat Lady with her dog and wry smile in conversation with a Lord wearing sunglasses and carrying a rapier. Partly it harps back to the Renaissance, partly to the modern world.