Pablo PICASSORoger LACOURIÉRE, Morte au soleil. [Death in the sun.] Enlarge 1 /1


Spain 1881 – France 1973


France 1892 – 1966


Morte au soleil. [Death in the sun.] [Morte au soleil IV (Dead in the sun IV): from The Vollard Suite [SV no.16]] 8 November 1933
Collection Title: from the Vollard Suite (16)
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio drypoint, scraper and lift ground, with plate tone, printed in black ink. Support: handmade Montval laid paper.
Edition State: state IV B
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. 100 plates purchased 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 19.8 h x 27.8 w cm sheet 34.0 h x 44.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: SV16; Bloch 204; ; Baer 384.IV B
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.552.16
Image rights: © Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy