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Spain 1881 – France 1973


France 1892 – 1966


Femme nue assise, la tête appuyée sur la main. [Seated nude woman with her head resting on her hand.] [Femme nue assise, la tete appuyee sur la main (Nude woman sitting, the head propped on her hand): from Vollard Suite] 9 March 1934
Collection Title: from the Vollard Suite (21)
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio engraving with plate tone, 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. 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-mark 27.8 h x 19.8 w cm sheet 44.6 h x 33.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: SV21; Bloch 218; ; Baer 423B
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.552.21
Image rights: © Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy