Pablo Picasso- La Femme au Collier Portrait of Françoise, 1947
Original chalk-drawn lithograph in black ink, on Arches paper (with Arches watermark).
Annotated ‘Epreuve D’etat’ one of only 5 proofs reserved for the artist next to the numbered edition of 50. Dated ’29.3.1947’ in reverse in the stone.
Drawn and printed at the Atelier Mourlot, Paris, March 1947 Edition issued by Galerie Leiris, Paris, 1947
Sheet size: 65.5 x 49.8 cm
Frame size: 101.0 x 86.0 cm
Signature & numbering:
Signed in pencil (Lower left)
Annotated ‘Epreuve D’etat’ (Lower left)
- G. Bloch, Picasso, L'oeuvre gravé and lithographié, n° 438
- F. Mourlot, Picasso Lithographe, n° 84
- Güse- Rau, Picasso lithographe no. 183
In superb condition with very strong inking and still showing the faint traces of Picasso’s first sketched ideas.
On pale cream Arches paper.
Surface excellent. With the full, untrimmed deckled edges.
Drawn virtually to the full sheet size, as issued.
From an important Parisian private collection.
Framed, free floating, to museum standards in a handmade wooden frame with white gold and 99% uv- resistant museum glass.