28 April 2003
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Bound Hands I-IV, for Poster for the Third Peace Congress (M. 210-3; B. 708-11)
four lithographs, 1952, on Arches, Mourlot's only states, Mourlot calls for five proofs and the signed and numbered edition of 50 of each, (M. 210) inscribed '210', 'M 210', '6/6 FM' and 'Tel/V I/VVV' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 211) inscribed 'FM 6/6', 'M 211' and '211' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 212) inscribed 'FM 6/6', 'M 212' and '212' in pencil on the reverse, (M. 213) inscribed 'FM 6/6', 'M 213' and '213' in pencil on the reverse, all with margins, pale time staining, otherwise all in good condition, all framed
all L. approx. 18½ x 23¾ in. (468 x 602 mm.)
all S. approx. 20 x 26 in. (507 x 659 mm.) (4)
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During 1951 Picasso was making an illustration for Monluc's Le Maigne which was published by Lizard in 1952. The chivalric themes were the inspiration for the 'medieval' subject matter of a series of lithographs produced at this time.
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