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Title:

Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse dans une Nuit étoilée

Maker:

Picasso, Pablo; printmaker; Spanish artist, 1881-1973

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1934 1935

School/Style:

Spanish

Period:

20th century

Production
Note:

unsigned printer’s proof outside the edition of 310

Technique(s):

aquatint; with scraping and burnishing
drypoint
engraving

Technique
Description:

Scraped and burnished aquatint with drypoint and burin printed on paper

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bought; 2009; Mulder, Frederick

Notes:

This superbly printed example may be one of the unsigned impressions from the edition, but its provenance, from an heir of the printer, Roger Lacourière, suggests that it is one of the few (three or four) unsigned artist’s or printer’s proofs printed by Lacourière at the same time as the edition in 1939 (the edition of the Vollard Suite was not printed earlier because of the death of the publisher, Ambroise Vollard). (The documentation and cataloguing of Picasso’s prints is detailed and accurate enough to be sure that there are only the three or four recorded unsigned proofs like this outside the edition. The plate, cancelled in 1956, is in the Musée Picasso, Paris).

Alternative
Number(s):

Bloch; 225
Baer/Geiser; 437 B a

Accession:

Object Number: P.85-2009
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 167267; input: 2009-05-21; modified: 2011-06-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/167267