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Pablo PICASSO

Spain 1881 – France 1973

Honore BALZAC

France 1799 – 1850

author

AMBROISE VOLLARD, ÉDITEUR

publisher (organisation)

Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu [The unknown masterpiece] 1931 Description: Illustrated book with 13 etchings (including table of etchings) | 67 wood engravings (cut by George Aubert after Picasso drawings) | and 16 pages reproducing (lineblock) dot and line drawings

Collection Title: Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu [The unknown masterpiece]
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Creation Notes: wood engravings after drawings executed 1924-26; etchings executed 1927-1931.
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, etching; wood-engraving; lineblock, printed in black ink. Support: Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right "Rives"
Impression: 190/305
Edition: edition of 305; 1 to 65 on Japan paper, 66 to 305 on Rives paper, etchings on Rives paper; 35 hors commerce numbered in Roman numerals, examples on Japan paper signed by the artist and editor.
Publisher: AMBROISE VOLLARD, ÉDITEUR
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1931

Edition Notes: wood engravings printed by Georges Aubert after drawings executed 1924-26; etchings executed 1927-1931.
Dimensions: book (closed) 34.0 h x 27.2 w x 4.0 d cm book (open) 32.0 h x 50.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.250.1-13