PABLO PICASSO | THREE WORKS: PISMO (LETTRE); CARMEN: PLATE XI (B. 462, 541; BA. 785, 807)
1881 - 1973
THREE WORKS: PISMO (LETTRE); CARMEN: PLATE XI (B. 462, 541; BA. 785, 807)
Two etchings with engraving, 1947, from 'Pismo (lettre)', each with the artist's stamped signature, with the inscription 'épreuve avant aciérage', two of only six proof impressions printed before steel-facing by Lacourière, Paris; with Ba. 807, engraving and drypoint, 1949, from 'Carmen', with the artist's stamped signature, with the inscription 'épreuve avant aciérage', a proof impression printed before steel-facing by Lacourière, Paris, each on wove paper, with the Marina Picasso inkstamp verso (L. 3698)
each sheet: approx. 385 by 280mm 15⅛ by 11in
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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
Ba. 785: The full sheets, in good condition, each with faint, uneven paper discoloration, a couple of inconspicuous pale fox marks, each with some surface soiling towards the lower left corner, one with a tiny black accretion towards the left sheet edge verso, each unframed.
Ba. 807: With narrow and wide margins at left and lower edges, trimmed within the plate mark at upper and right edges, several soft, short handling creases in the lower half of the sheet (not affecting the subject), unframed.
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