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    Sale 2044

    Prints and Multiples

    28 - 29 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 253

    PABLO PICASSO

    La Colombe (B. 583; M. 141)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    PABLO PICASSO
    La Colombe (B. 583; M. 141)
    lithograph, 1949, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 46/50 (there were also 5 artist's proofs), with full margins, occasional pale foxing, very pale time staining, occasional foxing on the reverse, in very good condition, framed
    L. 21½ x 27½ in. (546 x 699 mm.)
    S. 22¼ x 29 7/8 in. (565 x 759 mm.)


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    Fernand Mourlot, whose Imprimerie printed and published the great majority of Picasso's lithographs, describes La Colombe in his catalogue raisonné in the following terms:

    'The composition is one of the most beautiful lithos ever produced; the mellowness obtained in the plumage...is absolutely remarkable. This plate gets the maximum of what can be obtained with litho ink utilized in wash drawing.' (F. Mourlot, Picasso Lithographs, Paris, 1970, p. 123).

    For a note regarding the provenance of this lot, please refer to lot 232.

    Provenance

    Given to Mary Callery by the artist, then by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF BARONESS MARCELLA KORFF