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Large Female Nude, working proof (2nd state)
March 8, 1962
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973)
Geiser-Baer 1309 II/VI, Bloch 1085
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.)
Medium or Technique
Reduction linocut, trial proof printed in reddish brown over beige
Not On View
Baer records one impression of this state. About 90 impressions were taken in this form. Nearly all were later overprinted to produce the subsequent states.
Verso lower left, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure de Picasso. 367. Grand Nu de femme. 1962. épreuve d'essai brun sur fond beige. 2me ETAT. 8.3.62
Verso lower left, by the printer, in graphite pencil: Linogravure Originale de Picasso H. Arnéra
Verso lower left in graphite pencil: F4986/3
Hidalgo Arnéra, the printer, Vallauris, France; his estate; Frederick Mulder, London; 2002, sold by Frederick Mulder to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 20, 2002)
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
© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.