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  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 695; Brigitte Baer 891

  • Catalogue Essay


    Pablo had told me, that first afternoon I visited him alone, in February 1944, that he felt our relationship would bring light into both of our lives. My coming to him, he said, seemed like a window that was opening up and he wanted it to remain open. I did, too, as long as it let in the light. During the fall of 1952 [Madame Ramié] imported a young cousin of hers named Jacqueline Roque to be a salesgirl at the pottery [shop]…She spoke a little Spanish and since very little pottery was sold in the winter, her chief occupation appeared to be holding conversations in Spanish with Pablo…he undoubtedly saw Jacqueline Roque and talked with her more often than I might have imagined at the time, had I given it any thought…A week after I left Vallauris on September 30, Pablo came to Paris and stayed two weeks. Within a week of the time he got back to the Midi, Jacqueline Roque had taken over.  Francoise Gilot, Life with Picasso, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1964, p. 358 and p. 367
    In the upper right corner of the plate, one can see the word Lacourière written in drypoint (reversed from printing). Picasso saw this plate in the studio and drew Francoise looking out a window on the back side of it. The copper plate manufacturer etched the word to signal it  was going to that printshop.
     

  • Artist Biography

    Pablo Picasso

    Spanish • 1881 - 1973

    One of the most dominant and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was a master of endless reinvention. While significantly contributing to the movements of Surrealism, Neoclassicism and Expressionism, he is best known for pioneering the groundbreaking movement of Cubism alongside fellow artist Georges Braque in the 1910s. In his practice, he drew on African and Iberian visual culture as well as the developments in the fast-changing world around him.

    Throughout his long and prolific career, the Spanish-born artist consistently pushed the boundaries of art to new extremes. Picasso's oeuvre is famously characterized by a radical diversity of styles, ranging from his early forays in Cubism to his Classical Period and his later more gestural expressionist work, and a diverse array of media including printmaking, drawing, ceramics and sculpture as well as theater sets and costumes designs. 

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Property from a Private Collector, New York

49

La femme à la fenêtre

1952-3
Aquatint and etching, on Arches paper, with full margins (deckle on right and left),
I. 32 3/4 x 18 5/8 in. (83.2 x 47.3 cm);
S. 35 3/8 x 25 in. (89.9 x 63.5 cm)

signed and numbered 32/50 in pencil (there are also 15 artist's proofs), printed by Lacourière, Paris, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, pale mat staining, minor soiling in the margins, two small repaired tears at upper sheet edge (with associated creasing), the paper slightly thinned in places in the upper margin (one area with backing), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $170,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York