PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: The Return of the Bull | La rentrée du taureau, 1945
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 38 x 56 cm. / 15 x 22 in.
Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 50 at the lower left margin.
It was created by Picasso in December 1945 by scraping ink on paper and applying to a stone plate.
It was printed by Mourlot in 1959 in a limited edition of 50 impressions. There was only one proof dating from 1945.
The paper bears a partial Arches watermark.
1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy.
Reference: Mourlot 167.
2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I. Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 386.
Condition: Very good condition. A pale, unobtrusive moisture stain along the lower sheet edge.