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Large Female Nude, working proof (1st state)

March 7, 1962
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973)


Catalogue Raisonné

Geiser-Baer 1309 I/VI, Bloch 1085

Dimensions

Block: 63.8 x 52.8 cm (25 1/8 x 20 13/16 in.); Sheet: 75.2 x 61.8 cm (29 5/8 x 24 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.43

Medium or Technique

Reduction linocut, trial proof printed in reddish brown over beige

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Baer recorded only two impressions of this state.

Inscription

Recto lower margin, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure de Picasso. 367. Grande Nu de femme. 1962. épreuve d'essai brun sur fond beige. 1er ETAT. 7.3.62
Verso lower left, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure Originale de Picasso H. Arnéra
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: F4986/1

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.