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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

David et Bethsabée (d'après Lucas Cranach) (State 2)

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
David et Bethsabée (d'après Lucas Cranach) (State 2)
lithograph, 1947, on Arches wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 34/50 (there were also six proofs for the artist and printer), an impression of the second state (of ten) , the full sheet, deckle edges above and below, with light- and mount staining, framed
Image 642 x 485 mm., Sheet 658 x 500 mm.
Literature
Bloch 440; Mourlot 109.2
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Lot Essay

Picasso's variations after Cranach's David and Bathsheba were executed after a black and white reproduction in the catalogue of the 1937 Cranach exhibition in Berlin, which Kahnweiler had given to the artist. The gradual transformation of the figures as the artist changed the plate show a subtle formalization of the static female figures and a gradual loosening up of the male figures looking down upon them.

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