PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881- 1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: Rider Pursuing Procuress, Woman and Man, from the Suite 347, 1968
Technique: Original Hand Signed Aquatint Etching on Rives paper
Image size: 16.7 x 20.8 cm / 6.5 x 8.2 in
Paper size: 34.5 x 28 cm / 13.5 x 11 in
Additional Information: This etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin.
It is dated in the plate 15.5.68.III.
It was printed in 1968 by the Crommelynck Brothers in France and published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris in an edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions.
In addition there were 17 artist’s proof, and ours is one of these rare proofs.
Note: The “347 Series” was, in printmaking, the undertaking which defined late Picasso. This prodigious outpouring of work, dating from March 16th–October 5th, 1968, deals with all of his old themes and fantasies, adding an obsession newly central in the late 60s, the artist as voyeur. It is in this role, rather than that of a protagonist, that the artist figures in these fantastic narrations.
In order to be able to work with full freedom and concentration, Picasso had his printers, the brothers Crommelynck, bring the etching plates and hand press to his farmhouse near Cannes.
Provenance: The artist.
Marina Picasso, the artist’s granddaughter (by descent)
Marina Picasso, (born in Cannes 1951) is the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso and the Ballets Russes dancer Olga Kokhlova. She is second child of Paulo Picasso, after Pablito (1949-1973) and before Bernard (born in 1959).
Marina Picasso is one of the beneficiaries of the work of Picasso.
Her personal collection of Picasso’s work includes about 400 paintings, more than 7,000 sketches and drawings and sculptures. This collection was the private holding of Picasso art which she inherited.
The work bears the stamp of Marina Picasso collection verso “Succ. Pablo Picasso – Coll. Marina Picasso” (Lugt 3698).
The stamp was created by the New York Jan Krugier Gallery, who are the exclusive agents of the Marina Picasso collection. It is systematically affixed to the back of prints and also some drawings of Pablo Picasso.
It is recorded in the Frits Lugt, Les Marques de Collections de Dessins et d’Estampes with reference 3698.
Literature: Bloch, Georges, 1968, Pablo Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1966-69, Berne Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 1568, Baer 1584
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor foxing marks along lower margin. Some tape marks verso.