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    Sale 2044

    Prints and Multiples

    28 - 29 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 232

    PABLO PICASSO

    Le Tricorne, Editions Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1920 (B. 34; Cramer books 8)

    Price Realised  

    PABLO PICASSO
    Le Tricorne, Editions Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1920 (B. 34; Cramer books 8)
    the set of one signed etching and 63 reproductions (31 with pochoir coloring), the etchng on Arches, with title page and justification, copy 1 of 50 (there was also an edition of 200 without the etching), the etching numbered 1/50, with full margins, minor discoloration in the margins, surface dirt in the left margin, 2 small pale foxmarks in the right margin, otherwise in good condition, the pochoirs the full sheets, each mounted on stubs and bound in contemporary roan binding, spine lettered in gilt, original Japon portfolio with title and justification bound in (the binding scuffed and worn). 10 7/8 x 8½ in. (276 x 216 mm.)
    album


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    Baroness Korff's aunt was the American sculptor Mary Callery (1903-1977) who lived and worked in France for ten years from 1930. During this feverish decade in Paris, Mary Callery became close friends with - and in some instances lover to - Henri Matisse, Fernand L/geger, Alexander Calder, Aristide Maillol and indeed Pablo Picasso. Only as the Germans advanced on Paris in 1940, did she leave her studio overlooking the Seine to return to her native New York, taking with her an important collection of works by her French Modernist friends. As one of the early advocates of Modernism in New York, a highly talented sculptor herself, and a socialite (she was known as a great beauty and came from an old, established family), she became a key figure in the cultural life of post-war New York. She died in her beloved Paris in 1977.

    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