Lot 3
Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction - 16 oktober 2019
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Le Viol V from 'The Vollard Suite' (1933)

etching on Montval paper, watermarked 'Picasso', bearing signature in pencil, image 29,4x36,2 cm, full sheet 33,6x44,2 cm

Published in 1939 by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, in an edition of 260 unnumbered copies.

It was Roger Lacourière who was commissioned by Vollard to print the Picasso etching plates in 1939 although the etchings were not offered for sale until 1950. There were 313 etchings printed from each plate. On Montval paper there were 260 copies watermarked either 'Picasso' or 'Vollard'. There were also 50 copies printed on a Montval paper with wider margins, watermarked 'Papeterie Montgolfier à Montval'. Finally, there were 3 signed copies on parchment, rarely found on the market.

Private collection, the Netherlands.
Anon. sale, Venduehuis, The Hague, November 2017, lot 260, where acquired by the present owner.

Literature: G. Bloch, 'Picasso. Vol. 1 Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967', Bern 1971, cat. no. 182. B. Baer, B. Geiser, 'Picasso. Peintre-graveur. Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes', Vol. 3, 1935 - 1945, Kornfeld 1986, cat. no. 341.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.
€ 3.000,00
€ 5.000,00
€ 3.000,00

Hamerprijs: € 3.000