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PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)

Title: Modern Style Bust (Francoise) | Buste Style Moderne, 1949

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 65.5 x 50 cm. / 25.8 x 19.7 in.

Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in black ink by the artist “Picasso” at the lower left deckle edge.
It is also hand numbered in black ink from the edition of 50, next to the signature.
It was created by Picasso on the 3rd August 1949 and 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 right image.
Other impressions of this subject are held by the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Literature:
1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy.
Reference: Mourlot 164.
2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I. Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 594.

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet evenly and lightly toned. A band of foxing along the lower sheet edge, verso. Remnants of hinging tape in the upper corners, verso.