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Le Frère mendiant o Libro del conocimiento: Los viajes en Africa publicados antiquamente por Bergeron Margry y Jimenez de la Espada

Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Typographical design by Iliazd (Russian (worked in France), 1894–1975), Text by Pierre Bontier (French (?), 17th century), Publisher Latitud cuarenta y uno (Le Degré quarante et un) (French, 20th century), Printer Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966), Printer Jacques Frélaut (French, 20th century), Printer Imprimerie Union de Raymond Barnier (French, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 243; Goeppert, Picasso Illustrated Books, 98; Baer, Picasso peintre-graveur, 1003-1018


Overall (without box): 43.6 x 34.4 x 3.2 cm (17 3/16 x 13 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 drypoints

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Latitud Cuarenta y Uno, 1959) Folio, unbound; unpaged [27 ff. text], plus 8 folding plates; original publisher’s printed wrappers, within vellum wrapper printed with drypoint on covers and spine (gray linen box).

Paris: Latitud Cuarenta y Uno, 1959


Red pencil on justification page: "Picasso / Iliazd [monogram] 11659"


Priscilla Glaser Goldenberg, from whom purchased by MFA, October 12, 1959.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


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