Pablo PICASSO, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une fillette dans la nuit. [Blind minotaur led by a little girl at night.] Enlarge 1 /1

Pablo PICASSO

Spain 1881 – France 1973

Minotaure aveugle guidé par une fillette dans la nuit. [Blind minotaur led by a little girl at night.] [Minotaure aveugle guide par une fillette daus la nuit. (Blind Minotaur led by a Little Girl through the Night.) [SV 97]] between 3-7 December and 31 December 1934, or 1 January 1935
Collection Title: from the Vollard Suite (97)
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching and scraper, 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. 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 24.8 h x 34.8 w cm sheet 34.1 h x 44.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: SV97; Bloch 225; Baer 437.IV B
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.552.97
Image rights: © Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy