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Pablo Picasso - Petit Bacchanale

Pablo Picasso Petit Bacchanale

Original Linocut, Vallauris, dated 13/11/1959,  printed in two shades of brown, on  smooth buff coloured wove paper, an unsigned rare trial proof of indeterminate state, with wide margins


Bloch, Georges: 1968-1979. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. (I: B.1020)

Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer.  (GB.96) )Ba 1986-1996. Picasso: Peintre Graveur, Catalogue

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

Kornfeld. (B.1250)

Size:  Image size:   264 x 220 mms ;  Paper size 628 x 451 mms

Published by: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1963

Printed by : Imprimerie Arnera, Vallauris

Provenance: From the archives of Imprimerie Arnera, Vallauris.

Note:   This is a very rare trial proof lacking the colour black. Baer cites only two impressions of this state, printed on Arches paper. Quite a number of different trial proofs are recorded besides a definitive signed and numbered edition of 50 proofs on Arches paper. This impression is not recorded. We have seen another example of this, however, recently in the Christies sale (19/5/2016 - lot 9). 

Condition: In very good condition but with minor creases and repaired tear on the bottom of the margin a long way from the image.