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Les Métamorphoses

1931
Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Publisher Albert Skira (Swiss, 1904–1973), Printer Louis Fort (French, 20th century), Printer Léon Pichon (French, 20th century)


Place of Publication: Lausanne, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 1860-1960, 224; Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 111; Goeppert, et al., Picasso Illustrated Books, 19

Dimensions

Overall (without portfolio): 33 x 26.5 x 6 cm (13 x 10 7/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.753.1

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 30 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Lausanne: Albert Skira, 1931) Folio, unbound; 394 pp. [4 ff.], plus 15 plates; original publisher’s printed white wrappers, original cream-colored cardboard portfolio and slipcase.


Lausanne: Albert Skira, 1931

Signed

Graphite verso of half title: "Picasso"

Provenance

By 1955, William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; 1963, bequest of Allen to the MFA. (Accession date: June 19, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

Copyright

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