Pablo PICASSO, Femme nue assise devant un rideau. [Nude woman sitting in front of a curtain.] Enlarge 1 /1

Pablo PICASSO

Spain 1881 – France 1973

Femme nue assise devant un rideau. [Nude woman sitting in front of a curtain.] [Femme nue assise devant un Rideau (Nude woman seated in front of a curtain): from The Vollard Suite [SV no.4]] 3 April 1931
Collection Title: from the Vollard Suite (04)
Place made: Boisgeloup, Gisors, Haute-Normandie, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching, printed in black ink. Support: handmade Montval laid paper.
Edition: from the edition of 260 printed on small handmade Montval paper

Edition Notes: total edition of 313; this set is from the edition of 260 printed on small handmade Montval paper (approx. 445 x 340mm); a set of 50 printed on large hand made Motval paper (approx. 445 x 340 mm) and three sets printed on vellum. commissioned by publisher Amboise Vollard (1866-1939), printed by Roger Lacouriére, printing completed in 1939. following Vollards death, his print stock was purchased by Henri Petiet (1894-1980). Petiet purcahsed all the sets of 97 impressions of the Vollard Suite- all except for the three portraits of Vollard, which were sold to Marcel Lecomte. Petiet negotiated the purchase of these prints from Lecomte in order to make up the full set of 100 prints. from the early 1950s, Petiet began distributing the Vollard Suite on the market, as both cpmplete sets and as individual prints.
Primary Insc: signed l.r. "Picasso"
Dimensions: plate 31.2 h x 22.2 w cm sheet 44.9 h x 34.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: SV4; Bloch 137; Baer 202B
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.552.4
Image rights: © Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy