London, South Kensington
1 July 2009
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Buste d'Homme, plate IV from 'La Suite des Saltimbanques' (Bloch 4b)
etching with drypoint, 1905, on Vélin Van Gelder, one of 250 impressions (there were also circa 27 trial proofs on laid Japon and a few signed proofs on vergé d'Arches), published by Éditions Vollard, Paris, with wide margins, foxmarks in the lower image and margins, light and mount-staining, remains of old adhesive tape to the vertical sheet edges, old creases to the top and bottom horizontal sheet edges, framed
P. 107 x 808 mm., S. 455 x 327 mm.
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