1881 - 1973
TWO WORKS: L'AVEILLE (L'ABEILLE) (B. 349; BA. 596)
Two aquatints with titles and borderlines in drypoint, 1936, from ‘Picasso. Eaux-fortes originales pour les textes de Buffon’, the first, one of nine impressions of Baer’s first state, the second one of six impressions of Baer’s state II.A, both printed before steel-facing by Lacourière, Paris, before the published edition of 226, on Montval wove paper, with the Marina Picasso inkstamp verso (L. 3698)
Baer's state II.A: 411 by 312mm 16⅛ by 12¼in
Baer's first state: 440 by 328mm 17¼ by 12⅞in
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With full margins, in good condition, some very slight foxing, a few minor handling creases, Baer's II.A with a soft diagonal crease at lower left sheet corner, each unframed.
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