1 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Degas Viewing Madam with Prostitutes each side (Bloch 1985)
aquatint, scraper and drypoint, from the posthumous edition from 1975-77, on Rives, seventh (and final) state, stamp signed, numbered 49/50 (there were also 18 artist and printer's proofs), with wide margins, pale light-staining, apparently in very good condition, unexamined out of the frame
P. 365 x 490 mm., S. 498 x 650 mm.
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