28 April 2003
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The Picnic (M. 352; B. 1024; see C. books 323)
lithograph, 1962, on wove paper, Mourlot's only state, Mourlot calls for 25 proofs and the signed and numbered edition of 125 for the book Les Déjeuners, inscribed 'M 352' in pencil in the lower margin, with margins, pale time staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed
L. 10 1/8 x 12½ in. (257 x 318 mm.)
S. 10 5/8 x 14½ in. (270 x 368 mm.)
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Between 1959 and 1962 Picasso produced a large number of works inspired by Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe of 1863.
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