PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: The Toad | Le Crapaud, 1949
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 49.5 x 64 cm. / 19.5 x 25.2 in.
Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in red pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right image.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower left corner.
It is dated in the plate “13.1.49” [13th January 1949].
It was created by Picasso on 13th January 1949 by applying pen and ink wash to zinc plate. It was printed by Mourlot in the same year in a limited edition of 50 impressions. There were also six artist’s proofs.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower image.
Other impressions of this subject are held by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of Modern Art [MoMA], New York.
Provenance: Private Collection, Bergamo, Italy.
1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume I. 1919-1949. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy.
Reference: Mourlot 144.
2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I. Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 585