Femme nue assise et trois têtes barbues. [Nude woman and three bearded heads.]
[Femme nue assise et trois tetes barbues. (Nude woman sitting and three bearded heads.)] plate reworked between 19 November and 7 December 1934
Collection Title: from the Vollard Suite (25)
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Materials & Technique:
prints, intaglio etching, engraving and sugar aquatint, printed in black ink. Support: handmade Montval laid paper.
Edition State: state VI 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.
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"
plate 12.9 h x 18.0 w cm sheet 34.9 h x 44.7 w cm
: SV25; Bloch 216; ; Baer 416.VI B
: Purchased 1984 Accession No
: NGA 84.552.25 Image rights
: © Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy