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January 22, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Plate I

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2877BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 22, 2016 12:00PM


Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)

Plate I, from Sueño y Mentira de Franco, 1937, edition of 850, printed by Roger Lacourière, Paris, published by the artist, Paris (Bloch, 297; Cramer, 28). Stamped signature l.r., numbered "462/850" in pencil l.l., dated "8 Janvier 1937" within the plate. Etching and aquatint on laid paper, plate size 12 1/2 x 16 9/16 in. (31.7 x 42.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Prevalent toning, mat burn, corrugation staining to verso, masking tape and pieces of brown paper tape along all edges on verso.

N.B. According to Patrick Cramer, Picasso created the Sueño y Mentira de Franco suite to protest Francisco Franco's coup d'etat. The proceeds from the sale of the prints were used to aid the Spanish Republicans.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

The sheet measures 15 5/8 x 20 1/2 inches. The cardboard behind the print has printing on it, and the ink of this printing blocked some acid transfer to the sheet, but this is visible only on the verso.

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Patrick Cramer, Roger Lacouri�re, Paris