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Les Saltimbanques

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Geiser-Baer 0009, IIa; Bloch 7


Platemark: 28.7 x 32.5 cm (11 5/16 x 12 13/16 in.) Sheet: 49.7 x 64.8 cm (19 9/16 x 25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Drypoint, impression by Fort on buff wove paper in 1913, before steel facing

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, in plate, l.r: Picasso 1905; in graphite, l.c: 1er etat avant aciérage – angles aigus. HP.


Ambroise Vollard (b. 1866 - d. 1939), Paris, France; to Henri M. Petiet (b. 1894 - d. 1980, Lugt 2021a), Paris, France; 1980, to heirs of Henri M. Petiet, Paris, France; to Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY; 2010, sold by Marlborough Gallery to the MFA Boston. (Accession Date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard


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