20 - 21 September 2006
Femme accoudée, Sculpture de dos et Tête barbue, plate 71 from La Suite Vollard (B. 184; Ba. 343 Bd)
etching, 1933, on Montval watermarked Picasso, signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of fifty with wider margins), published by A. Vollard, Paris, 1939, the full sheet, a deckle edge below, pale time staining at the sheet edges, otherwise generally in good condition
P. 378 x 294 mm., S. 448 x 341 mm.
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