28 April 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
Bacchanal: Two Proofs; and The Dance: Three Proofs (M. 280-1; see B. 795-6; see C. books 77)
five lithographs in colors, 1956, on wove papers, Mourlot's only states, Mourlot calls for a few proofs and the editions of 3,000 of each for the catalogue Picasso Lithographe III, (M. 280 ochre version) inscribed '280', 'M 280' and '6/6 FM' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 280 right half, ochre version) inscribed 'M 280' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 281) inscribed 'M 281' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 281 proof before the final) inscribed 'M 281 essai bis' in pencil in the lower margin, (M. 281 proof of the blue and red stone) inscribed 'M 281 essai bis' in pencil in the lower left margin, (M. 280 ochre version) and (M. 281) with margins, (M. 280 right half, ochre version) the full sheet, all with pale time staining, some with minor surface soiling, soft creases or other minor defects, otherwise all in good condition, all framed
various sizes (5)
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