MAX PAPART Marseille 1911 – 1994 Paris (French) Le Sang, La Seve, l´Eau et Les Larmes – 1968 Original Hand Signed and Hand Numbered Portfolio of 14 Etchings Title: Le Sang, La Seve, l´Eau et Les Larmes. Technique: Original Portfolio consisting of 7 Etchings, partly with text and a additional suite of the 7 etchings on Auvergne paper. Portfolio Size: 39 x 34 cm / 15.4 x 13.4 in Paper Size: 37 x 32,5 cm / 14.6 x 12.8 in Additional Information: This portfolio is Hand Signed in green color-pencil by the artist “Max Papart” on the first page, stating in printed letters “Exemplaire 4”. This page is also Hand Signed by the author “G. Ribemont-Dessaignes” in ball-pen above the signature of Papart. The portfolio was printed in a limited edition of only 15 signed copies on Auvernge paper. The total edition was, including this one, was 130 examples. The portfolio was edited by Jacques Goutal-Darly in 1968 and printed by Fequet et Baudier and Georges Leblanc. All 7 etchings included in the text (partly without text) are signed by the artist Papart. The additional suite consisting of 7 etchings (part colored, see images) are all signed by the artist. Condition: Excellent condition. Outside cover-box has minor damage.
Technique : Original Etching on paper.
Paper Size : 32 X 29 cm / 12.6 X 11.4 inch.
Plate Size: 29 X 22 cm / 11.4 X 8.7 inch.
Additional Information : This Etching is Hand Signed in pencil by the artist “Max Papart” at the lower right margin,
as well as Hand Inscribed in pencil “essai deuxieme etat” (trial Proof, second state).
This is probably one of a few rare proofs that exists in this state of the etching.
Condition : Excellent condition.
MAX PAPART 1911-1994
Marseille 1911-1994 Paris (French)
Title: Composition in Green, 1968
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Etching in colour on Arches vellum paper
Paper Size: 33 x 33 cm / 13 x 13 in
Plate Size: 19.5 x 19.5 cm / 7.7 x 7.7 in
Additional Information: The etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Max Papart” at the lower right margin,
and hand inscribed in pencil “essai d´une planche refusee” (trial of a declined plate).
This is probably one of a few rare proofs or even possibily the only proof that exists of this etching, which was never published in a full edition. Initially the work was planned to be included in the portfolio ´Le Sang, La Seve, l´Eau et Les Larmes´ (1968).
Condition: Excellent condition.
Technique : Original Lithograph on Velin (wove) paper.
Paper Size : 49.5 X 32.5 cm / 19.5 X 12.8 inch.
Additional information: This Lithograph is signed in the plate at the lower left middle “Pascin”.
The paper bears the dry stamp/chop mark of the Publisher “Gallery des Peintres-Graveurs Paris” in the lower left corner.
Provenance : From the Collection of Claude Prince-Romanet.(The details are glued to the backside of the paper “collection Claude prince Romanet”).
Condition : Discoloration from former mating in the margins, some glue tape pieces and marks in the backside edges of the paper and one minor water stain in the lower right corner. The Image itself is in very good condition.
IVAN NIKOLAEVIC PAVLOV
1872 – 1951 (Russian)
Old Moscow (Staraia Moskva)- 1947
Portfolio with 12 Original Linocuts
Title: Old Moscow (Staraia Moskva)
Technique: Portfolio with 12 original Linocuts in colors on laid paper.
Paper size: 70 x 54.5 cm / 27.6 x 21.5 in
Additional Information: This work is a portfolio by Ivan Nikolaevic Pavlov.
The artist illustrated in 12 original Linocuts in colors views of Old Moscow.
Each one of the Linocuts is laid on a seperate sheet of paper and each one is signed in the plate.
The portfolio also includes the covers and text relating to the images.
The work was printed in 1947 in Russia for the 800th anniversary of the city of Moscow.
The complite portfolio, all 12 woodcuts are signed in the plate.Printed for 800 th years to the City of Moscow.
Condition: The Linocuts are in very good condition apart for very minor handling marks.
The outer portfolio is damaged and worn.
PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: Greeting Card for Madoura Gallery, 1966
Technique: Original Signed and Dated in the Plate and Hand Numbered Linocut on Wove Paper
Paper size: 21.5 x 14.5 cm / 8.5 x 5.7 in
Image size: 17.4 x 10.8 cm / 6.9 x 4.3 in
Additional Information: This work is signed in the plate by the artist “Picasso” in the lower right margin.
It is also dated in the plate “17.12.66” (17th December 1966).
It is hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 400 at the lower left margin and inscribed “H.C.” Hors Commerce [out of trade] on the lower right margin.
The work was published by the Madoura Gallery in 1966 in a limited edition of 400 impressions.
This linocut was especially engraved by Picasso as a Greeting Card to be sent to the friends of Suzanne and Georges Ramié, for the New Year 1967. The paper is folded in two and the greetings and details of the gallery are inside.
Note: Suzanne Ramié was one of the key figures of the potter’s city of Vallauris. In 1938 Suzanne and her husband Georges Ramié moved to Vallauris and created the studio Madoura. By 1948, Ramié set aside space in their studio for Picasso to produce his works. For over 25 years Picasso produced more than 3,500 original ceramics at the Madoura atelier.
1. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 1240
2. Baer, B. (1994). Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome VI, Catalogue Raisonne de l’OEuvre Grave et des Monotypes, 1966-1968. Bern: Editions Kornfeld.
Reference: Baer 1850.
Condition: Excellent Condition.
PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881- 1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: Nude Women with Mirror | Femmes Nues au Miroir, 1965
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Drypoint and Aquatint on Auvergne Wove Paper
Paper size: 43 x 51.5 cm. / 17 x 20.3 in.
Image size: 27 x 37.8 cm. / 10.6 x 14.8 in.
Additional Information: This etching 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 is dated in the plate “9.3.65” (9th March 1965).
It was printed in 1968 in an edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions.
The paper bears the Auvergne Richard de Bas watermark on the lower right corner.
1. Bloch, G. (1968). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-67. Bern: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 1208.
2. Baer, B. (1994). Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome IV, Catalogue Raisonne de l’OEuvre Grave et des Monotypes, 1959-1965. Bern: Editions Kornfeld.
Reference: Baer 1190.
Condition: Very good condition.
PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: Bathsheba, 1966
Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Aquatint in Colours on BFK Rives Wove Paper
Paper size: 66 x 50 cm. / 26 x 19.7 in.
Image size: 26.5 x 37 cm. / 10.4 x 14.6 in.
Additional Information: This aquatint in colours is signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 300, at the lower left margin.
The work was published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris with their blindstamp at the lower left corner.
It was engraved by the Crommelynk brothers based on a Picasso pastel from 1963 that was itself related to Rembrandt’s famous painting of 1654 “Bathsheba at Her Bath”.
The sheet bears the Rives watermark at the lower right margin.
Note: According to the Old Testament, Bathsheba, the wife of the soldier Uriah, was the woman with whom King David had an adulterous affair.
Bathsheba became pregnant by King David, and consequently David sent Uriah to the frontlines of battle to be killed. Upon Uriah’s death David married Bathsheba.
However, God was angered by David’s sins and this child died soon after his birth.
Bathsheba then gave David another son named Solomon. With the prophet Nathan’s help, Bathsheba secured the throne for her son Solomon over David’s descendants from his first marriage.
JEAN POUGNY 1892-1956
[Ivan Albertovich Puni]
Kouokkala, Finland (now St Petersburg) 1892-1956 Paris (Russian)
Title: Portfolio L’Atelier, 1914-1920
Technique: Portfolio of 10 Original Signed Linocuts, Hand-Colored in Pochoir on brown-grey paper with a poem by Jacques Prevert printed on havane satin paper
Size: portfolio 45 x 32.5 cm / 18.1 x 12.8 in
Additional Information: The portfolio consists of 10 linocuts, each printed on a separate sheet and stamp signed with the artist’s signature stamp “Pougny”.
These original prints were created by Pougny himself in Leningrad, Vitebesk and Berlin between 1914 and 1920.
Six of the ten linocuts were also hand colored in pochoir by Cardin and Bogratchew after Pougny’s original designs.
The portfolio also includes a poem by Prevert which was printed on havane satin paper by the Atelier Rigal, who also printed the linocuts.
The justification page bears the edition number 80 and the Pougny signature stamp.
The portfolio has been published in a limited edition of 165 impressions by Au Vent d’Arles, Paris, in 1964.
Condition: Generally in good condition. Some of the prints have stains and handling creases.