PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
Dated 15.7.63. and stamped Madoura plein feu and Empreinte originale de Picasso (on the reverse)
Painted, modeled and glazed ceramic; round plate
Diameter: 10¾ in. (27.3 cm)
Executed on July 15, 1963; this work is a unique version of the empreinte.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The work is in very good condition. The ceramic is sound. There is a thin crack extending two inches from the top right edge, likely inherent to the firing process. There are a few minor scuffs to the surface of the glaze, likely inherent to the artist's process. The foot of the plate has some light dirt accretions.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)