London, South Kensington
1 July 2009
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Joie Maternelle (Bloch 49; Baer 66 b2)
etching, 1921, on 19th century laid paper with part of a proprietary watermark, unsigned and unnumbered, an impression of the edition of 19 artist's proofs printed in 1961 (there was also a numbered edition of 50 with the stamp signature, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris), with wide margins, a deckle edge on the left, with an old inscription in pen and brown ink in French, with the date 1807 at the lower sheet edge recto, some soiling and minor stains in the margins, a few pale pinpoint foxmarks, some pale time staining, otherwise in generally in good condition
P. 100 x 148 mm., S. 212 x 300 mm.
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