• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    Pablo Picasso

    Tête de Femme: Two States (M. 4; cf. B. 384)

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso
    Tête de Femme: Two States (M. 4; cf. B. 384)
    two lithographs, 1945, the impression of the first state on wove, the impression of the second state on Arches, both rare, with only 18 proofs recorded in each state (Bloch calls for an edition of fifty in the second state, however the revised edition of Mourlot makes no mention of this), the first state with narrow margins, a deckle edge below, in very good condition; the second state with wide margins, a deckle edge at right, pale discolouration at the right sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, both framed
    L. 310 x 244 mm., S. 326 x 250 mm. (1st state)
    L. 310 x 244 mm., S. 444 x 330 mm. (2nd state) (2)


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    Provenance

    Marie-Thérèse Walter, according to a collector's stamp verso (not in Lugt).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION