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Large Female Nude, working proof (3rd state)

March 12, 1962
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973)


Catalogue Raisonné

Geiser-Baer 1309 III/VI, Bloch 1085

Dimensions

Block: 63.8 x 52.8 cm (25 1/8 x 20 13/16 in.); Sheet: 75.2 x 61.9 cm (29 5/8 x 24 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.46

Medium or Technique

Reduction linocut, trial proof printed in dark brown over reddish brown and beige

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Baer recorded only two impressions of this state.

Inscription

Verso lower left, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure de Picasso. 367 Grand Nu de femme. 1962. épreuve d'essai brun foncé sur brun et beige 3me ETAT 12.3.62
Verso lower left, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure Originale de Picasso H. Arnéra
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: F4986/4

Provenance

Hidalgo Arnéra, the printer, Vallauris, France; his estate; Frederick Mulder, London; 2002, sold by Frederick Mulder to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 20, 2002)

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund, Sophie M. Friedman Fund, and Museum purchase with funds from the Print and Drawing Club and donated by the Aaron Foundation, Ruth V. S. Lauer in memory of Julia Wheaton Saines, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel

Copyright

© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.