• Prints & Multiples auction at Christies

    Sale 2215

    Prints & Multiples

    27 - 28 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

    Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef d'OEuvre Inconnu, A. Vollard, Paris, 1931 (Bloch 82-94; Baer 123-135; Cramer books 20)

    Price Realised  

    PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
    Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef d'OEuvre Inconnu, A. Vollard, Paris, 1931 (Bloch 82-94; Baer 123-135; Cramer books 20)
    the complete set of 13 etchings (including the table des eaux-fortes), hors-texte, title page, text in French and justification, on Rives BFK, copy 285 of 305 (there were also 65 copies on Japon), the full sheets, loose (as issued), a few with the palest mat staining, (B. 92) minor staining at the upper left sheet corner, otherwise in very good condition, original Montval laid paper wrappers with wood engravings on the front and back (pale discoloration and scattered foxing). 13 x 10¼ in. (330 x 260 mm.)
    albums (2)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the print with minor staining at the upper left sheet corner is (B. 92) and not (B. 62) as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SOLD TO BENEFIT
    THE ACQUISITIONS FUND