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31
Mar

Rare Picasso Lithographs in London

 

Lithograph making fascinated Picasso and you can see a few of the prints, some of which were never intended for sale, at a London Gallery for the next few weeks.

Details of the print above: Femme au corsage à Fleurs (3rd State), 27 December 1958 Lithograph using crayon, wash drawing, drypoint and scraper on zinc, on Arches wove paper
Paper 74.3 x 54.9 cm / Plate 63.0 x 47.0 cm to 64.5 x 48.6 cm
Third and final state
Unique impression on grey Arches wove paper aside from the edition of 50 and six proofs reserved for the artist and printer
Mourlot catalogue reference 307
Bloch catalogue reference 847La Femme au Fauteuil No. 1 (d’après le rouge) 2e état, 13 December 1948
Lithograph making fascinated Picasso and you can see a few of the prints, some of which were never intended for sale at a London Gallery for the next few weeks.

I have always loved Picasso’s ability to create an image with a few lines. I once copied a drawing of his son, Paolo, and even after five attempts couldn’t get really close to what he had captured.

I lusted after one particular image in this exhibition but at £50,000 I will just have to make do with the image in the catalogue!

The Woman in the Armchair No. 1 (from the red) 2nd State

 

Lithograph using sandpaper, needle, pen, crayon and brush on zinc on the red plate of Woman in the Armchair, Mourlot catalogue reference 133, on Arches wove paper
Paper 76.2 x 56.0 / Plate 69.8 x 54.5 cm
One of six proofs reserved for the artist and printer
Initialled by Fernand Mourlot, inscribed 2e état (2nd state) and numbered 6/6 verso
There was no edition of this state
Mourlot catalogue reference 134
Bloch catalogue reference 586

La Femme au Fauteuil No. 1 (d’après le rouge) 9 e état, Le Manteau Polonais, 30 December 1948

The Woman in the Armchair No. 1 (from the red) 9th State, The Polish Coat
Lithograph printed in black and blue-grey from the red plate of Woman in the Armchair, Mourlot catalogue reference 133, on Arches wove paper
Paper 76.0 x 56.2 cm / Plate 69.5 x 54.5 cm
One of six proofs reserved for the artist and printer
Initialled by Fernand Mourlot, inscribed avec un gris (with a grey) and numbered 6/6 verso
Aside from the edition of 50, which did not include the background colour
Blue-grey is one of two colour versions, the other being grey-green
Mourlot catalogue reference 134 (grey-green version illustrated)
Bloch catalogue reference 587

The Picasso Lithograph exhibition at the Alan Cristea Gallery is on until 21 April. Catch it if you can, it’s unlikely these prints will be seen together again once they have been sold.
Val Reynolds Brown, Editor
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